Thursday, December 13, 2012

Crispy Oven Baked Zucchini


These Crispy Oven Baked Zucchini are a great alternative to deep fried snacks.  I made these for the first time back in Ramadan.  I was looking for something to make for Iftar which wasn't deep fried.  My mom would make Zucchini Bagiya/Pakoras which would be in a chick pea flour batter.  I love them but I wanted to find a healthier version which didn't involve frying.  I found these on Wishful Chef.  The original recipe used egg whites and I've used egg whites in the picture above.  I've also made them with whole egg and like that way too.  With the whole egg the breading is crispier and adheres better to the zucchini.  This is a great snack without all the guilt of deep frying.

Crispy Oven Baked Zucchini
Adapted Wishful Chef

Note: I usually have a lot of breadcrumbs leftover.

4 zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch slices
2 egg whites or 1 whole egg
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
olive oil for drizzling

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a small bowl beat the egg whites or whole egg.  In another small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion power, salt and black pepper. Dip each slice of zucchini in the egg and then in the breadcrumb mixtures.  Place on the prepared baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil.

Bake for 15-20 minutes turning over halfway through.

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15 comments:

  1. God, I love zucchini, I definitely need to try this out, simple and easy :D

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  2. I also made no bake zuchinni chips, check it out. yours looks yummy.

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  3. Yum Yum ....Pls pass me some :-)

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  4. Such a healthy version of a beautiful snack. I have never baked zuchcini and will definitely try it:)

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  5. super yummy snack..perfect 4 evgs..nice blog vth yummy dishes.....
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    Maha

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  6. wow.. lovely snack!! so simple n easy.. wud lov to try this..

    Regards,
    Bindu
    http://indianrecipegalleri.blogspot.in/

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  7. I am addicted to the deep fried versions but I am very curious as to how this compares. Looks very good.

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  8. I got here from the YBR page. I know it's before the "reveal day" but I was submitting my link, and your photo looked so beautiful that I had to stop by and say it :-). And the recipe looks super simple too. I have to try it. I would probably make a yogurt / garlic / lemon dip to go withe the zucchini too.

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  9. Delicious and creative, I'd love to try it....BTW plz visit my space n check out new FB page if u free..Hope u will ..thanx in advance.
    maha

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  10. Oh, these look delish! What a yummy way to enjoy zucchini! I'm still trying to get my hubby on board with them :) Maybe these flavorful rounds will do the trick!

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  11. I adore zucchini and these look great.

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  12. YUM...the picture made my mouth water....I oven fry yellow squash but have not tried the zucchini...I'll def try it and soon. Thank you so very much for sharing.

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  13. I oven bake yellow squash but have never done zucchini by that method. I will try it soon, looks so good. Thank you for sharing.

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