Five Ingredient Fridays – Breaded Parmesan Zucchini & Eggplant Bites

Breaded Parmesan Zucchini Bites

For this weeks Five Ingredient Friday…Breaded Parmesan Zucchini & Eggplant Bites. Zucchini and Eggplant are in abundant supply at the farmers market, but I just so happened to have a small egg plant from my own garden that I wanted to use!! These little bites were quite good, next time though I’d serve them with a side of marinara sauce. I ate them with a grilled chicken breast and they were great as an accompaniment, but good as themselves too. This recipe is only very slightly modified from one I found from Ellie Krieger on the Food Network website (click here for original recipe, however, in the original recipe it says Zucchini Parmesan Crisps…I don’t know how why the word ‘crisps’ were used, they were soft with a nice coating).

Breaded Parmesan Zucchini & Eggplant Bites
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Serves: 4
  • 1. Veggies: Zucchini & Eggplant (I used 1 zucchini and 1 small eggplant)
  • 2. ¼ cup Italian Seasoned Bread crumbs
  • 3. ¼ cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 4. 1½ Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 5. Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Slice the zucchini and eggplant into ¼-1/2 inch thick slices (if the eggplant is too big, cut it in half or quarters before slicing), put in a bowl and coat with olive oil.
  3. In another bowl combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and salt.
  4. Coat the top of the zucchini and egg plant with bread crumb mixture, pressing on with figures to make it stick, and then place on lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, allow to cool for 5 minutes and then serve.

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  • andrea rentea

    I want to make that this weekend when guests are coming. It looks and tastes delicious, especially also for vegetarians, as meat substitute

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you for commenting! They would definitely make a delicious treat for vegetarians, the flavors and little zucchini bites would pair well with tomato sauce as a dipping sauce, or on top of pasta,…in could be made to be ‘zucchini Parmesan’ instead of eggplant Parmesan! Hope it turns out!

  • tea

    I love these at restaurants! I’m going to make these :)
    And I love your five- ingredient Friday, I feel like I can tackle the recipes!!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you Tea! Five Ingredient Fridays are meant for just that, a quick recipe that can be easily made. Thanks for the feedback, i’ll definitely keep them coming!

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