Sunday, July 29, 2007

Got Zucchini?


Don't you love it?
You have to!
My kind grandmother gave me this happy pile of zucchini fresh from her garden last Monday. So I came right home and got on the computer for some recipes. Tuesday I headed to the store for extra ingredients and Wednesday I started cooking!

Zucchini Oven Chips
Ingredients
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1oz)grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 1/2 cups (1/4-inch thick) slices zucchini (about 2 small)
cooking spray

Preparation
Preheat oven to 425.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately! 4 servings

Definitely serve immediately. These are so delicious but get soggy after about 7 or 8 minutes! Little Miss Almost 4 tried them and like them, but Little Mr. 5 saw the green on them and it was over!

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 whole egg

1 egg white

3 tablespoons canola oil

1 1/4 cups grated zucchini, tightly packed

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup drained, canned, crushed pineapple

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9" loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine egg, egg white, oil, zucchini, vanilla and pineapple and mix well. Add the flour mixture to zucchini mixture and stir gently just until combined. Do not over mix. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until bread is golden brown and set in center, about 50-60 minutes.

This bread is so yummy. It is as good as cake. The little people helped me with this. I grated so much zucchini in my food processor that I ended up making 4 batches. I didn't have enough pineapple so I used half pineapple and half apple sauce. The flavors are so good. HobbyHubby just tried it yesterday and he said he LOVES it!

Since I'm running out of time this morning I'll have to post my zucchini basil lasagna recipe tomorrow!

Happy Hobbies!

2 comments:

amandajean said...

the zucchini chips sound great! I'll have to try them when I get some zucchini sometime.

magicalmuse said...

Just found your blog and the zuchinni post made me laugh. I have too many! I went from not being able to grow them to having three plants producing huge ones daily it seems. :) Thanks for the recipes I will need them.