This week’s theme on American Idol is Songs From This Decade. Ummm yeah, for some reason this really stumped me. All I could think about was gluten free everything and Iron Chef. I was a little afraid (or lazy) to tackle gluten free and honestly the “modern” stuff they do on Iron Chef is light years beyond anything I can do.
So when I was coming up with tonight’s recipe for Yahoo! blogger Lyndsey Parker and her Reality Rocks blog, I was thinking quick, simple, healthy, and fun! Fried zucchini sticks are one of my favorite snacks but since Weight Watchers is putting a serious damper on my fried foodie tendencies right now, I came up with an alternative.
Check out tonight’s recipe featured on Reality Rocks HERE!
- 4 small zucchini, sliced 1/4″ thick
- 2 cups reduced fat milk
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp citrus seasoning
- 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/3 cup non fat, plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 2 tsp anchovy paste
- 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 tbsp chives, chopped
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1 tsp tarragon, chopped
- kosher salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
To make the zucchini chips slice the zucchini using a knife and a steady hand or a mandolin.
In a medium bowl add the milk. In a large bowl combine the panko, citrus seasoning and parsley.
Dip the zucchini in the milk, shaking off any access liquid.
Dredge in the bread crumb mixture.
Place on a wire rack coated in cooking spray.
Bake until golden brown, around 15-20 minutes. When the zucchini are almost done turn the broiler on high to brown the tops, around 1-2 minutes.
While the zucchini is baking combine all of the dip ingredients, through the salt and pepper, in a food processor or blender.
Blend until smooth. Taste and season with the salt and pepper according to taste.
Remove the chips from the oven and slightly cool. Using a thin spatula remove from the wire rack and sprinkle with the remaining kosher salt. Serve with the dressing.
I made this as an appetizer then used some of the Green Goddess Dip on top of some yummy citrus marinated tilapia and hericot verts!! It was sooo delicious.