Eating healthy definitely doesn’t have to consist of eating salad and flavourless meats and skipping dessert. On the other hand, you can’t expect to survive on a deep-fried, sugar and corn-syrup filled diet. I find it very important to eat healthy but there’s no way I’m totally giving up things like cookies or sweet potato fries. Moderation, people. Moderation.
When I come across recipes likes these Zucchini Parmesan Crisps from Damn Delicious, I tend to want to try them out asap. Healthy, cheesy, and crispy? Sign me up!
Hubby and I needed a nice side (read: wanted something like fries) to have with fish one night, so I suggested we give this recipe a try. We both really like zucchini, and these seemed to fit the bill perfectly. There were a few glitches for us with this recipe, but the end result was very tasty.
- Original Yield: 4 servings
- Actual Yield: 4 servings (we ate all of the crisps with dinner… No leftovers here!)
- Original Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Actual Prep Time: 30 minutes (the egg-flour-breading process for the rounds took quite some time for us, and we worked quite efficiently)
- Original Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Actual Cook Time: 15 minutes (close enough)
Notes or comments from the author:
- Maybe my two medium zucchinis were bigger than those that Chungah used, or maybe I have them too thick of a coating, but I had to double the amount of Panko-Parmesan breading for this recipe. That’s right. Double! The given amount for the egg and flour were fine.
- As the zucchini rounds cooked, I noticed that each batch took a little less time to reach our desires doneness. Our first batch took a minute 15 seconds per side and our last (we did six or seven) took about 45 seconds per side. A few of the rounds were a touch darker than we wanted because we forgot that this can happen!
Verdict: Success (with modifications)! This is a delicious side or snack that you can feel pretty good about having. These bad boys can be baked in an oven (10-15 minutes at 350) if you want or need a healthier alternative, but even the fried ones are much better for you than potato chips or commercial donuts (baked donuts are awesome). I’ll be making this recipe time and time again I know.
**Please note, the recipe for Zucchini Parmesan Crisps is in no way mine. The views and experiences above are mine and not endorsed/influenced by Damn Delicious or any other third party.