Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Panko Zucchini Sticks

I am on a quest to use up my panko crumbs and thought zucchini would be a good veggie to coat and fry. I got carried away and threw the following into the panko crumbs: salt, pepper, grated parm cheese, Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning and shichimi powder from my udon takeout. Of course, in the end result, not much of these flavors came through by the time the sticks came out of the pan.

Still, for a light lunch/snack, they came out good enough. There was an odd aftertaste to the breading though, which I couldn't quite place; maybe they were just stale? I opened the bag quite a while ago. I have another zucchini in the fridge, but I will probably do a quick saute instead as the zucchini sticks required more mess than they were worth. Also, I think zucchini is at its best when it's cooked simply, no?


Anonymous said...

Zucchini pan-fried in butter, quickly. Butter and pepper. Then some grated parmesan cheese on top. That's the way to go.

Good with rice or a baked potato and more butter. Or pasta.

Passionate Eater said...

Panko crumbs can go stale quite quickly, or sometimes absorb bad cupboard smells. I learned this the hard way!

Marie said...

Tess: Zucchini, butter and cheese? End of story! Incidentally, I cooked the other zucchini with garlic and tossed it with some pasta. Very good.

Passionate Eater: Yeah, I may have to just chuck these crumbs. Their time has passed. :(