Just so you know, zucchini is probably my favorite vegetable. I say probably because of last evening. I wanted a green veggie to accompany Adobo Seasoned Grilled Flat Iron Steak (recipe on site) topped with Chimichurri Sauce (also on site) and steamed brown rice. I had my choice of sautéed snap peas Roasted Sugar Snap Peas (recipe on site), or fresh green beans (a perennial favorite at Chez Carr), or zucchini squash. We hadn’t enjoyed zucchini for a while, so I decided to try my hand, for at least the 88th time, to bake zucchini wedges. (You can deep fat fry them and they are wonderful, but we are trying to be good!)
Everyone knows that Parmesan cheese is great with zucchini, so that had to be one of the coating ingredients. And I wanted a little “kick”, so I added a pinch of cayenne pepper. Garlic is great with everything, so what the heck, throw in some granulated garlic too. Then salt and pepper. But how to get the mixture to stick to the zucchini. Flash bulb time. Don’t sprinkle it on, press the zucchini into the coating. (It’s rare, but when a light bulb goes off in my brain, it can really be an exciting thing!)
So I slathered the wedges in olive oil, and pressed away. Worked beautifully, and the result was absolutely delicious! So at least until I fix another green veggie, zucchini is my favorite vegetable.
Hope you try this recipe. Zucchini could become your favorite veggie too.
- 1 tsp. seasoned salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- ½ tsp. granulated garlic
- pinch cayenne pepper
- ¾ c. finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 same sized zucchinis, cut in half, then half again lengthwise, and each half cut into 3 wedges
- 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
Combine the seasoned salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, cayenne, and Parmesan cheese in a wide pan. (I use an eight-inch cake pan.) Place the zucchini on a baking sheet and slather with the olive oil. Press both cut sides of each wedge in the Parmesan mixture. Place skin side down on the baking sheet.
Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until the coating is a light golden brown. Serve hot out of the oven.