There was a quick minute in recent history when hasselback potatoes went from an unknown culinary idea to the hottest food pattern blowing up on the social media scene. Especially when Thanksgiving rolled around, these thinly semi-sliced potatoes were inevitable, ranking right up there with bacon and sriracha. Combining crispy ridges with tender, fluffy interiors, they deserved the recognition as better baked potatoes, however their luster cannot be rushed. From oven to table, we’re talking 1– 2 hours of cook time. Thankfully, potatoes aren’t the only vegetable that can enjoy this method; zucchini is a breath of fresh air in this overwhelming sea of starch. Choose smaller squash to make sure fast cooking times and cut constant, wafer-thin slices for the finest results. “Real Food Truly Quick: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes Or Less” by Hannah Kaminsky is full of incredible and simple dishes. Inspect it out from Skyhorse Publishing!
Hasselback Zucchini [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 1 1/2 pounds (about 6 small) zucchini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, carefully minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pre-heat your oven to 500 ° F.
- Appropriately prepping the zucchini is essential for success here, so beware when cutting. You don’t desire to go all the method through the veggies, but practically 3/4 of the method, at routinely spaced periods of just a couple of millimeters. Exact measurements aren’t vital as long as you correspond. For those less positive with their knife skills, try positioning thin skewers or dowels on either side of the zucchini to prevent the blade from going all the method down to the cutting board.
- Location the zucchini on a lightly greased baking sheet and drizzle freely with oil. Combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, red pepper flakes, and salt together and smear this mixture all over, pressing it between the cut layers and all over the sides. Cover loosely with foil and move the pan into the hot oven.
- Raise the foil after about 6 minutes to look at their progress. The zucchini need to be almost fork-tender. Bake for an extra 2 minutes or two, exposed, until lightly browned. Serve warm.
- Spice things up by switching in equivalent measures of any dried herbs, or approximately 2 teaspoons of your preferred flavoring mixture for new flavor adventures. Try an intense, zingy lemon-pepper variation by utilizing 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, and 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, simply for starters.
Per Serving: Calories: 92|Carbohydrates: 11g|Fat: 5g|Protein: 4g|Salt: 9mg|Sugar: 6g
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