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Parmesan Zucchini

Mary's Kitchen Crush - "Celebrating Dad"

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  • 3 tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (56g) panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ tsp (1g) chili flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 zucchinis, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 4 teaspoons (20ml) olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (50g) finely grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat broiler to high and position a rack 6-inches (15cm) from broiler.
  2. Heat butter in a large non-stick oven-safe pan over medium heat.
  3. Add panko and chili flakes and cook, stirring occasionally until panko is lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside in a small bowl.
  4. Score the cut side of zucchinis with a cross hatch pattern and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high and cook zucchini in pan, cut-side down, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir parmesan into panko mixture. Top scored side of zucchinis with panko mixture.
  7. Place in oven and broil until browned, checking often, about 2 to 4 minutes.