Zucchini Parmesan Crisps, thrilling vegetables

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Cooking spray, about a pound of zucchini (2 medium), 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs, 1/8teaspoon salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

To prepare the dish first preheat an oven to 450 degrees F and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Next slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch thick rounds. In another bowl toss the zucchini with oil and in a separate bowl combine the parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.

Next dip each of the slices of zucchini in the parmesan cheese mixture, ensuring that the sides are evenly coated and then lace on the baking sheet. Dip each round into the parmesan mixture, coating it evenly on both sides, pressing the coating on to stick, and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake the zucchini rounds until browned and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove with spatula. Serve immediately.

 

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Wiener Schnitzel, fried veal

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Wiener Schnitzel is recognised as the national dish of Austria. The dish consists of very thinly sliced breaded veal. It is one of the best known of the dishes of the Austrian capital, Vienna.

To make this dish gather together 4 veal cutlets, pounded very thin, scaloppinistyle, salt, freshly ground black pepper, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 eggs, beaten, 2 tablespoons water, 2 cups plain, dry bread crumbs, vegetable oil, for frying, and lemon wedges.

To prepare, first dry the veal cutlets and season them with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in a bowl and put in flour in 1, eggs and water in two other bowls. Beat the eggs and water together and place each veal cutlet in first the flour the eggs and then bread crumbs. Place each coated veal cutlet onto a platter.

In a skillet, place the vegetable oil, halfway through the skillet and heat over a medium flame.

Place each cutlet into the heated oil and fry. Each cutlet will be thin enough to fry within two minutes on either side. Then remove from the skillet and drain on a paper towel. Serve the cutlets with wedges.

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Chicken parmesan

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Cheese, especially parmesan cheese (read here other news) adds a little touch of flavor to just about every meal. It spices up chicken, beef, or pork.

To make chicken parmesan, you need 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, salt, black pepper, 2 eggs, 4 cups bread crumbs, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, 1/2 cup grated provolone cheese, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Put chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to pieces ½ inch thick; season with salt and pepper. Next beat eggs and set aside. Then mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in a separate bowl and set aside. Sift flour and sprinkle over chicken breasts, evenly coating both sides. Dip in beaten eggs and transfer to breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs into both sides.

Repeat for each breast and set aside for about 15 minutes. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over a medium flame and cook chicken until golden for about 2 minutes on either side.

Place chicken in a baking dish and top with about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Then layer each breast with mozzarella, basil, and provolone. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.

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Meatloaf, so easy

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There are many ways to prepare ground beef which can make it tasty, interesting, different and enjoyable. Be it Shepherd’s pie or meatballs, beef is very versatile. One way to enjoy it is in meatloaf (read here other news).

This recipe requires 11/2 pounds ground beef, 1 egg,1 onion, chopped,1 cup milk,1 cup dried bread crumbs,salt and pepper to taste,2 tablespoons brown sugar,2 tablespoons prepared mustard, and 1/3 cup ketchup.

To prepare first preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Then in a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread. Cracker crumbs can be used in place of bread crumbs.

Next season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 5×9 inch loaf pan. You can also re into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.

Next, in a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup and mix well before pour over the meatloaf. Bake the meatloaf at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

Meatloaf can be served with a fresh salad of lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded carrots with vinaigrette. You can also add cucumbers and olives to a salad for a little extra oomph!

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