This is an easy idea for when you are entertaining and looking to serve something new, fresh, and light. Did I mention this is gluten-free?
- 1 Medium Sized Zucchini
- 1/2 Box Olivia’s Gluten Free Garlic Croutons
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- Dill (Garnish)
- Bleu Cheese (Optional and may want to avoid if you are trying to avoid gluten all together)
Slice zucchini into coins (no bigger than 1/2 inch). In a small bowl whisk egg. In medium bowl pour in croutons that have been blended into crumbs. Preheat large pan with olive oil to medium-medium high heat. While the pan is heating up, dunk the zucchini coins in egg and then coat in crumbs. Repeat until all coins are coated evenly. Place 5 -7 coins in hot oil:
Flip after about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes of cooking and let cook another 2 minutes or when the crumbs are golden brown.Remove from pan and place on plate with paper towel to soak up excess oil. Repeat until all coins have been cooked. Sprinkle with salt. Garnish with fresh dill and serve with crumbled bleu cheese (optional).
In celebration of National Waffle Iron Day we are making…(insert Eddie Murphy voice here) Waffles! Not just ANY waffles, we have made the most delicious savory waffles of your foodie dreams! Cheesy, crunchy, salty, simple goodness! Here is our version of cheddar waffles!
1 1/2 Cup Flour
3 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Sugar
1 Tsp Cracked Black Pepper
1 Tsp Chili Powder
1 1/4 Cup Milk
3 TBSP Melted Butter
2 Cups Sharp Cheddar, plus more for topping (we used Cabot)
1/2 Bag Parmesan Pepper Croutons
In blender or food processor process croutons until crumbs, set aside in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and whisk out any clumps. Add milk, egg, and butter. Stir until blended. Add cheddar cheese and blend well into batter. When the waffle iron is hot pour a large cup of the waffle batter over the base and then sprinkle with crouton crumbs all over the top for crunchy goodness.
Cook until golden brown. Repeat until all of the batter has been transformed into amazingly good waffles. Sprinkle more shredded cheese over the top of the warm waffles before serving and a little drizzle of maple syrup or honey (optional, but highly recommended).