Fun Friday: Oven Fried Parmesean Zucchini Rounds

31 May
This recipe from the Sugar Free Mom blog make a great after school snack!

This recipe from the Sugar Free Mom blog make a great after school snack!

Happy Friday to you!

Part of my Friday routine usually includes a visit to my Grandma Rose with my kids after school. We spend some time together, have a few snacks and treats and then off we go until the next visit.

One thing Grandma Rose is famous for is her Fried Zucchinis. She has a knack for slicing them, coating them and frying them perfectly. Whenever there is an event, she makes about 100 of them.

The funny thing is: she doesn’t even like them!

Let’s just say it’s a good thing I am not the one responsible for bringing them to events. I’d probably start out with 100 and end up with about 50 of them by the time I arrived.

Lately, with our low fat dietary restrictions, I’ve been finding other alternatives to some of our favorite foods, and this recipe from the Sugar Free Mom blog was a great option for us. The author of the blog, Brenda is a local mom in our community.

The zucchini rounds are baked, not fried and they are much lower in fat. Brenda adds in Parmesan cheese to her recipe, where Grandma Rose does not, but it adds a great flavor to it.

Here’s the recipe as Brenda has it on her blog. Be sure to visit her blog as she has loads of great recipes on there, and she has lots of healthy options. No matter what your restrictions are, you will find something you like on her blog.

Sugar Free Mom’s Oven Fried Zucchini Rounds

I used my Pampered Chef slicer to make prettier sliced zucchini.

I used my Pampered Chef slicer to make very pretty sliced zucchini.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 large zucchini, sliced (6 cups sliced rounds)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2cups Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • DIRECTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • Beat the egg and white in a shallow bowl, set aside.
  • Place the Parmesan, garlic powder and parsley in another bowl and mix well.
  • Dip zucchini rounds in egg mixture then in Parmesan and place on baking sheet.
  • Do not overlap zucchini on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then flip them over and bake until 10 minutes or until the are golden brown on top.
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