This is great way to use the zucchini some of us are still getting in the garden. I hate to see it end. This is a healthy alternative to frying zucchini and it's actually really good. For the recipe, click here:
2 medium zucchini, unpeeled and sliced in 1/8" slices
1/2 cups buttermilk
2/4 cups Panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning (for less spicy use seasoned salt)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place the zucchini slices in a shallow dish and pour the buttermilk overall making sure to coat each piece on both sides.
In another shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings.
Cover a cookie sheet with, preferably Reynolds Wrap nonstick foil. If you have not tried this product, you really need to. There is nothing like it for oven frying foods. It just does a wonderful job! Can you tell I really like it? And they don't even pay me or send me any free...lol! I will still sing it's praise though, cause it's just that good. Spray the foil with a nonstick cooking spray.
Dredge the zucchini slices in the bread crumb mixture, making sure each side is coated. Place them evenly on the cookie sheet. Do not let them touch. You need room to turn them. Cook for 15 minutes and then turn each one and cook for 10-15 minutes. Just don't let them burn.
Remove from cookie sheet and place on a serving plate. Serve immediately!