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Zucchini Roll-Ups, the Perfect Appetizer for Game Day: A Healthyish Brand Recipe

Crispy Zucchini Roll-Ups

Crispy zucchini roll-ups are the perfect party appetizer. Easy to make and delicious, this zucchini recipe is a winner.
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Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup ap flour, all puporse
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, this is for frying the zucchini - you may need more / less depending on how many strips you get from your zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce , store bought is fine

Equipment

  • baking tray to lay the breaded zucchini on
  • baking dish
  • 2 plates
  • mandoline

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grab your mandoline and evenly slice the zucchini into thin strips.

Prepare the breading station:

  • Next, you'll grab two plates and mix together the ap flour, salt and pepper on one plate. Then, you'll whisk the egg and combine it with the milk on a second plate.
  • Grab a medium to large sized saute pan.
  • Add the vegetable oil to the pan. You will want about a ½ inch of oil in the pan. Heat over medium-high heat.

Bread the zucchini:

  • As the oil is heating, you will begin to prepare and bread your zucchini strips.
  • First, you will take one zucchini strip at a time and dip it into the flour mixture. Coat evenly.
  • Next, you will dip each strip into the egg mixture. Completely coat both sides and then dip each strip back into the flour. So, flour - egg wash - back in the flour.
  • Repeat this process until all of your zucchini strips are breaded.
  • Next, you are going to want to slowly add your zucchini strips into the hot oil.
  • I fry about three strips at a time. You do not want to overcrowd your pan. It will decrease the oil temperature and the zucchini will be mushy, not crispy.
  • Repeat this process until all of your zucchini are lightly browned and crispy. Set them on a paper towel to allow any excess oil to be absorbed.
  • Next, you are going to sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the zucchini strip. Gently roll the zucchini strip into rolls. The breading may crack a bit, but that's ok.
  • Finally, you are going to coat an oven safe baking dish with your favorite marinara sauce.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 611kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 50g, Saturated Fat: 36g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 1357mg, Potassium: 679mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 922IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 280mg, Iron: 3mg