Oh how I love the Farmer’s Market. I mean what’s not to love? Local farmers and the community coming together, an opportunity to buy the freshest vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, eggs, honey, jam, hummus, breads (the list goes on!). However, with the amazing amount of produce you get for such a great deal (no, I’m not complaining!), I often have more vegetables than I know what to do with. Zucchini is often one of them.
Although I used some of my zucchini in the lasagna last week (click here for recipe!), I still had a couple pieces left. So, after browsing some recipes online this week, I decided zucchini sticks it would be. I’ve made baked zucchini chips before (egg wash, coat with bread crumbs, bake in oven), but this time decided to fancy up the sticks a little more (expensive parmesan cheese, panko Italian style bread crumbs, sour cream dipping sauce!). Read on for some deliciously clean Parmesan Zucchini Sticks with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce:
First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut two-three zucchini into sticks by slicing off ends, cutting zucchini in half, and cutting lengthwise. Next, mix 1 cup panko Italian style bread crumbs (I used Ian’s brand) with 1/2 cup parmesean cheese. Note: If you can’t find Italian style, mix in 1 tablespoon mixed Italian seasoning into regular bread crumbs!
Beat two eggs. Dip zucchini sticks in eggs (a couple at a time), and then roll in bread crumb mixture. Place on greased baking sheet (or use parchment paper), and bake for about 10 minutes per side or until both sides are starting to brown!
Now for the dipping sauce. Mix 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup mayo, 1/8 cup favorite mustard together. Add 1/4 cup green onions and hot sauce to taste (optional). Stir together.
Mmm mmm mmm. This was my dinner tonight (yes I know, not very well balanced but so delicious I ate at least 10 sticks!). Enjoy!
Baked Zucchini Sticks with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
|Serves||approx. 24 sticks|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Side Dish|
- 1/2 cup sour cream (all-natural or organic)
- 1/4 cup mayo (all-natural or organic)
- 1/8 cup mustard (all-natural or organic)
- 1/4 cup green onions (sliced finely)
- dash hot sauce (optional)
- 3 zucchini (cut into approx. 3 inch sticks)
- 2 eggs (preferably organic)
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs (all-natural or organic)
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (finely grated)
- 1 tablespoon mixed Italian seasonings (if not using Italian style bread crumbs)
Servings will depend on size of zucchini!
|Preheat oven to 425 degrees.|
|Cut off ends of zucchini, slice in half, and cut into sticks.|
|Mix together bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Beat together two eggs.|
|Dip zucchini sticks, a couple at a time, into egg wash and roll in bread crumb mixture.|
|Line on greased baking sheet (or use parchment paper).|
|Bake for about 10 minutes per side or until sticks are starting to brown!|
|Mix together sour cream, mayo, mustard, and hot sauce.|
|Add in green onions and stir to combine.|