Sheer Indulgence

As so many of us know, a large issue with “diets” is the desire to go back to our old bad habits.  I can remember the taste and texture of so many “bad” yet yummy foods.  Rather than succumb, I’ve been trying to come up with versions of favorite foods I can eat without worry.

It’s zucchini season, and of course my mind goes to deep fried zuke sticks, breaded in bread or cracker crumbs.  Obviously wrong on so many levels.  I searched for a low carb version, and came up with one that started out “drop the

Ready to go in the oven

slices into a beaten egg”  and ended with “fry in oil.” Which did work but the end result wasn’t exactly what I wanted.

But, I asked myself, what if… What if I used the oil to make the coating stick, then stuck it in the small convection oven?  Hmmm, my appetite replied.  That sounds like an awfully yummy dinner.

Wipe off the zukes, cut in strips, toss in olive oil until well coated, then toss in parmesan cheese.  Yep, parmesan cheese.

Trust me.

Bake at 450 Fahrenheit about 20 minutes, until it’s yummy browned.  Our local restaurant, Katrinah’s East Mountain Grill, has a to-die-for green chile ranch salad dressing.  So I add green chile powder to some good ranch dressing (haven’t made my own yet, but this one is low carb) and went to town.

All done and ready to devour

Veggies and cheese for dinner.  How yummy.  How decadent.  Sheer Indulgence.


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12 responses to “Sheer Indulgence

  1. trish taylor

    yum…must try!


  2. Linda P

    oh GREAT idea, I know what I’m having for dinner


  3. Having realized how easy this is, I’m going to have to keep from gobbling it up every day


  4. Wow, Mona! This looks awesome!


  5. Mary Kline

    Sooooo delicious! Absolutely scrumptious. It was my dinner with my daughter tonight, we had sliced local tomatoes and some slices of fresh mozzarella on the side. Perfect dinner. Thank you for the recipe


  6. What a brilliant idea, to dip them in oil to make the coating stick! These look fabulous and I can’t wait to give it a try. 🙂


  7. Well we can tenderize a bit I’ve done the breading thing for so long, all sorts of flour, flavored crumbs, corn meal. But I was always looking for the flavor of the actual food item. So this sounded like a great idea. And it is! Now to keep it away from the Salukis


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