Breaded Zucchini Stack

Breaded Zucchini Stack

With zucchini season being in full swing, I’m challenged to come up with recipes to use up all the delicious fruit that our zucchini plant is producing. Growing up, my favourite way to eat zucchini was breaded, and this recipe was inspired by those childhood memories.

 

 

This is a really good dish to make if you have leftover lentil walnut meat in the fridge. All you need to do in that case is prepare the zucchini, warm up the lentil walnut mixture, and make the cheesy sauce. Plated together, the dish becomes a complete and filling meal that tastes like it should be bad for you. In reality, it’s well-rounded and has become our go-to dinner during this zucchini season.

Breaded Zucchini Stack

Breaded Zucchini Stack

Yield

Makes 4 servings

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How it's made

2 medium zucchinis, sliced lengthwise or into circles, ⅓ inch thickness

 

Place the flour onto a plate, milk into a bowl, and bread crumbs onto another plate. Dip zucchini slices into the flour first (both sides), then place into the bowl with milk, and finally coat with bread crumbs. You might need a little more milk if you run out.

½ cup flour

½ cup unsweetened almond or soy milk

1 cup bread crumbs

 

2 tbsp avocado oil (might need more oil)

 

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Place zucchini slices in a single layer and fry for about 5 minutes, or until the bottom side is golden brown. Flip and cook until the other side is also golden brown. You might have to add more oil if the pan dries up before the zucchinis are cooked.

 

½ recipe Versatile Lentil and Walnut Stuffing, heated

 

To heat up the lentil walnut meat, simply place in a dry pan and cook for about 5 minutes, or until heated through.

To plate the dish, place a few slices of cooked zucchini onto a plate, add ½ cup of lentil walnut meat on top of the zucchini, and top it with 3 - 4 tbsp of cheesy vegan cashew sauce.

1 recipe Cheesy Vegan Cashew Sauce

Helpful tips

I suggest storing this dish in three components: breaded zucchini, lentil meat, and cheesy sauce. Breaded zucchini is best eaten right after it’s made, however if you do have to store it in the fridge, it will last in there for up to 3 days. You can then eat it cold, or warm up in a hot pan over medium heat. For storage suggestions for the lentil meat and cheesy sauce, please follow these links and scroll to the ‘Helpful tips’ section.