October 4, 2012

Zucchini 2~Ways {Recipe Swap}

Buffalo Wing Zucchini Sticks

Zucchini Boats
Fabulous Summer + Eventful Autumn (so far) = My being Absent! But I'm back with a couple of recipes and hope to catch up and be more...present.

Zucchini Boats

6 Medium Zucchini
2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
1 Cup Finely Shredded Cheddar
1/4 Cup Crispy Crushed Bacon
1 Small Onion, Minced
2 Tbsp. Chopped Parsley
S & P (to taste)

Wash zucchini and cut off ends; do not peel. Cook zucchini in boiling salted water for 4 to 5 minutes, or until just tender. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; remove pulp with spoon; place zucchini shells in a large baking pan or jelly roll pan. Combine chopped zucchini pulp, bread crumbs, cheese, onion, parsley, salt & pepper.  Fill zucchini shells with mixture. Sprinkle with additional cheddar cheese/crumbs (to taste) and bake at 350° for 20 minutes, Broil for a few if you like the tops extra crispy. 

Buffalo Wing Zucchini Sticks
{Recipe Courtesy of Fritos & Foie Gras.com}

I doubled this amazingly easy & awesome recipe on a Saturday.  I tripled it the next day.

1 Zucchini, Washed and cut into 3 fingers
1/4 cup of Mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. of Hot Sauce (more or less for your taste)
1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tsp. Onion Powder
1.5 Cups of Panko Bread Crumbs

Combine Mayo, Hot Sauce & Spices in a bowl. Dunk Zucchini in the mayo mixture. Mush slathered Zucchini in Crumbs. Bake for 15-20 minutes in a 400 degree oven. The addition of the garlic & onion powder really pull this recipe together...No BS, it's awesome.  Serve with a nice blue cheese dressing and a cold beer.

If adorning a vegetable with bacon, fat & cheese will get my family to eat it, so be it.

Thanks for visiting ~ Traci

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