Monday, March 8, 2010

Football Snacks

Time to get caught up on some unpublished posts. Let's see if I can still remember the recipes! Here's some experimenting with low-calorie options for football watching snacks.

For these mushrooms, I think I just chopped the mushroom stems and mixed them with some cheese and parsley, maybe a little bread crumbs and then stuck them under the broiler until they were hot. The zucchini sticks were a big hit, and we made them many times during football season!
Zucchini Sticks
2-4 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons Parmensan cheese
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites or one egg, beaten
2 medium zucchini, halved crosswise and then cut lengthwise into 1" wedges
1/2 cup marinara sauce, warmed

Lightly brush a cookie sheet with some oil. Combine bread crumbs, cheese and seasonings. Dip zucchini in egg and roll in the crumbs and place on the cookie sheet. Drizzle with a little more oil. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes until crisp and golden. Serve with sauce for dipping.

Note: sometimes I would omit the egg, but they taste better when you don't. And the crumbs stick on better too.

8/28/2017: The above method is a bit time intensive, so this time I tried cutting them just in regular slices (circles), mixing them all together in a bowl with the beaten egg, then the crumb mixture (draining off the extra egg first) and dumping them in a greased baking pan. They turned out just fine and made a great accompaniment to our spaghetti for dinner.

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