Noree P. is not only a very classy lady, she is also very busy, just like most of us. She juggles her time between her dentist husband and a few kids along with working full-time for a major airline where she’s gone several days a week. Occasionally, though, she does find time to cook, which is an activity that she enjoys and is very good at. Noree was gracious enough to share one of her favorite zucchini recipes recently, and it has become the new favorite zucchini dish in the Hancock household. Noree’s Spicy Zucchini Chips are easy; they take only a small amount of hands-on time, and once baked to a crisp golden brown, will be inhaled by those lucky enough to get a taste.
Noree’s husband prefers a generous sprinkling of cayenne pepper in the coating, but she prefers them without a spicy bite; you can make them hot or mild according to your personal taste. These make a great appetizer to serve during the game, while waiting for guests to arrive at a fancy dinner party, or just for a late-night snack. They can be dipped and coated an hour or two ahead and baked when it’s convenient. If you find yourself drowning in zucchini, this is a perfect and delicious way to use it up.
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs, or other breadcrumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt (such as Lawry's)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (more or less to taste)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons milk
1 pound small zucchini, sliced 1/4" thick diagonally
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spray a cooling rack with non-stick spray and place it on a large baking sheet.
- Mix the panko, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper on a large plate.
- Measure the milk into a bowl.
- Dip the zucchini pieces into the milk, then press on both sides into the crumb mixture; arrange on the rack.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until the coating is crisp; serve warm.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 27
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 32% Protein 25% Carb. 43%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 216 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 12% Calcium 0% Iron 4%