FRIED ZUCCHINI PARMESAN

 

  • Cooking Time: 20-30min
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 15-20min

Ingredients

  • 1 very large Zucchini, sliced to 1/2" thick rounds
  • 1" oil in deep skillet
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1c +/- Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • couple splashes of Milk
  • 1c Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1c instant Potato Flakes
  • your favorite Marinara- mine is sautéd onion, garlic, gr pepper, lg can tomato puree, sm can tomato sauce, seasoning; let it simmer while frying squash
  • Spaghetti- to serve
  • plenty of Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

  • *Start your marinara.
  • *Start water for pasta to boiling.
  • *Heat oil to 325-350 degrees.
  • *Preheat broiler to 500 degrees.
  • *Salt & pepper flour to your liking in a shallow bowl.
  • *Beat eggs w/a little milk in another bowl.
  • *Mix bread crumbs and potato flakes in a 3rd bowl.
  • *First, dredge squash rounds, one at a time, thru flour to coat.
  • *2nd, dip in egg wash to coat.
  • *3rd, dredge thru crumbs mix, patting on both sides to coat well.
  • *When oil is hot, fry squash, turning once, til golden, approx 5-6min per side depending on how big they are; mine were easily 2-3" diameter.
  • *Serve atop pasta and marinara, sprinkle generously with cheeses, and pop oven-proof serving plate or individual casserole plates under the broiler for 2-3min to melt and brown cheese, then eat!

Notes

Love Eggplant Parm, but my friend gave me this gi-NOR-mous zucchini- so what to do? Well, bread it, fry it, and serve it w/marinara maybe? So that's what I did!

Categories: Dinner  Italian 

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