The theme for Monday posts in July is Zucchini.
Zucchini is the Italian word for summer squash and, for unknown reasons, in the U.S. green striped summer squash are called zucchini – all the rest are summer squashes, usually noted with their color.
Courgette is the French word for summer squash and, in most of the rest of the English-speaking world, refers to all summer squashes.
As squash is a perfectly good word, one can only assume that by giving them a French or Italian name they are meant to be more appealing.
As they are so prolific and ’tis the season, I am featuring summer squash recipes, starting with easy and getting more creative as growers get more desperate.
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Zucchini or any summer squash, lightly breaded and baked are a crunchy veggie alternative.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Vegetables
- Method: Roasting
- 1 medium zucchini, green or yellow, cut into sticks (see notes)
- 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs dry bread crumbs
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese
- In a flattish bowl whisk the mustard and the egg together.
- In another flattish bowl or plate mix the crumbs, basil, & cheese together.
- Roll the zucchini sticks in the egg, then the crumbs.
- Place on a nonstick baking sheet.
- Bake at 400F (200C) for 35 – 40 minutes, until coating starts to brown.
- Remove and serve.
To make sticks: slice off stem and blossom ends.
Cut it in half or thirds the short way for pieces 2 – 3 ” long (5 – 8cm).
Cut each section into sticks about 5/8″ (1cm) square. They won’t all be perfect, coming from a round vegetable, but close is good.
If you don’t have a non-stick baking sheet you can lightly oil it, spray with cooking oil, or use parchment paper.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 106
- Sugar: 3 g
- Sodium: 307.8 mg
- Fat: 4.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 8.4 g
- Fiber: 1.4 g
- Protein: 7.2 g
- Cholesterol: 96.6 mg
Keywords: zucchini, courgette, zucchini sticks
You could also try: Zucchini / Summer Squash Patties