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Zucchini Parmesan Sliders

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I am definitely a slider enthusiast.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

How many will we have? Start with one…take another…three….four…oops.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I wanted to make the eggplant parmesan sliders from the book. I’ve had them in person at Jon’s book event and they were bonkers. Unfortunately my husband isn’t a eggplant fan like I am….so ZUCCHINI IT IS.

Panko crusted fried zucchini sandwiched in between soft rolls with marinara and melted parmesan. Basil is stuffed in for a little herbal kick. Bet you can’t eat just three.

Let’s gather our ingredients!

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

First we slice the zucchini.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Parmesan herb panko. REPEAT.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

A lot of repetition….which I enjoy. It’s uber therapeutic.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

We fry the zucchini in a bit of olive oil to soften the zucchini and crisp it up!

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Focaccia would be a great alternative.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Cheese + marinara on top.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

A trip to the broiler. Put the zucchini in there to keep warm.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Melted goodness. Add basil.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

A little extra basil on top for garnish.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s pretend we’re having a party.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I’ll fight you for the last one. WATCH YOURSELF.

If you’re looking for some zucchini recipes, check out:

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders

  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 dinner rolls
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus more for serving
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves

Beat eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside. Mix panko with parmesan, oregano, garlic powder and cayenne in another small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Dip zucchini into flour, followed by egg and then coat evenly in the panko mixture. Repeat until all zucchini have been coated.

Heat a few glugs of olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the zucchini about 2-3 minutes per side, until nicely browned and zucchini is evenly cooked. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan.  Repeat until all zucchini has been cooked.  Place cooked zucchini in oven to keep warm.

Turn oven onto BROIL. Cut the rolls in half and place on a baking sheet cut side up. Place baking sheet under the broiler and toast the rolls, making sure not to burn. Top both sides rolls with mozzarella and marinara on only one side. Place rolls back under the broiler until cheese has melted. Top the sliders with 1-2 pieces of zucchini, add basil and place the tops on the sandwiches. Serve hot, with extra marinara.

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