We’ve been in Pittsburgh for a whole year now and we have been loving it, especially all the great food! We have created some of our Pittsburgh favorites, such as pierogies and Italian Wedding Soup, both staples of many restaurants here, and here is another dish commonly seen on menus around town- fried zucchini. We had some fresh mozzarella in the fridge and zucchini and I decided to whip this up. It took all of about 15 minutes from start to finish and was delicious!
Begin by slicing your zucchini length-wise as thick or as thin as you like. I don’t have a mandolin so I had to do this by hand and so some slices were thicker than others.
If memory serves me correctly this was all from one zucchini and was quite enough for two people.
Next, bread the zucchini using a beaten egg and some breadcrumbs.
Be sure to coat both sides. Heat some oil in a pan for frying and cook each plank until golden brown on both sides.
We LOVE fresh mozzarella as you are probably aware of by now. This was store bought- fresh from Penn Mac- not homemade…yet.
Once your zucchini is browned, place it on a baking sheet.
and top with tomato sauce
and the cheese!
Broil until the cheese is gooey, melted deliciousness…
So easy and yet so good! This would make a great appetizer or side.
I love the idea of these!! Kind of like eggplant parm but cuter… And with zucchini!