Friday, August 08, 2008

Great Tastes! (and healthy, too)

I love burgers. But not all burgers are created equal. In my younger days, I enjoyed Quarter Pounders and Whoppers, which is obviously one of the reasons I'm where I'm at today, weight-wise. Thanks to fellow bloggers and some good magazines, I've been trying some different burgers. Tonight's burger was a repeat from March, Turkey Burgers with Curry-Lime Mayo.

To go with it, I made some Zucchini Oven Chips. I "borrowed" the recipe from Joe of Culinary in the Country, and even used his tip of adding some cayenne to the breading. These were virtually non-fat, yet tasted just as good as the fried zucchini I love so much. We didn't need a dipping sauce with these since they were so flavorful, but I'm sure you could try some ranch dressing if you wanted.

Zucchini Oven Chips
from Joe of Culinary in the Country

¼ cup dry breadcrumbs
¼ cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese (I used Asiago)
¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 ½ cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini (about 2 small)
*I added between 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of Cayenne
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. (Joe and I did these on a baking stone instead). Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately.


Joe said...

Hey Cyndi! Glad you liked the chips - Jeff is a big fan of those!

MaryAnn said...

Dear Cyndi, I happened upon your blog while searching for local places to pick blackberries. I've heard through varied sources that there are some good patches near Forest Falls. Can you provide me with verification and/or berry status updates for this August (2008)? Many thanks! You can reach me at

p.s. TONS of great recipies! I'm going to try the zucchini chips this weekend.

Ironjack said...

Yummi! I'll have to give that a try! Me thinks my eaters might enjoy it!

martha said...

Hi Cyndi! Looks like a nice snack, lol.
(un sewing means taking out all of the stitching I put in the quilt --not my strong point:) My friend volunteered to take all of the stitching out for me!)(then her other friend, who is an incredible long arm quilter, will quilt it for me and it will be transformed.)