Friday, November 13, 2015

Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Spears

The ladies of Hot Dinner Happy Home clearly have zucchini on the brain. Last week, Andrea posted these tasty Zucchini Pancakes, and today I'm sharing a recipe for Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Spears.

With a cheesy, crisp crust, these veggie spears will trick you (and your unsuspecting family) into thinking you're eating a decadent side dish. But feel free to have an extra brownie for dessert, because these Zucchini Spears are as healthy as they are delicious. Zucchini cancels out brownie, right? That's what I keep telling myself.

Let's get cooking!

Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Spears
Adapted from these Asparagus Fries

3 small zucchini, cut into spears 1/2" wide by 2" long
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss zucchini with oil, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs. You may need to press the mixture onto the zucchini to make sure it sticks. Place zucchini in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking dish. Bake for 12-15 minutes, flipping carefully halfway through baking, until zucchini is dark golden brown.

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