mondaymunchiesThis time of year, people are buried alive in zucchini, but once they try Texas Pepper Jelly’s Zesty Crunchy Zucchini Coins, that tall mound of zucchini will start getting smaller, because your family will want a plate of these within arm’s reach ALL THE TIME!  Oh, this recipe is soooo much fun! Not only is it fun to make, it’s even more fun to eat!  Children love it, too, and that’s fantastic, because zucchini is so good for them.

Ingredients:

3 medium zucchini squashes

1/4 cup finely chopped green onions

3 tablespoons parmesian cheese

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/3 cup bread crumbs – cracker crumbs work, too

1 cup Texas Pineapple Habanero pepper jelly

What to do:

Cut the zucchini into “coins,” and steam them in the microwave for about three minutes, or until just barely tender.  They’re watery, so drain them thoroughly and let them cool.

Mix together everything else except the bread crumbs.  Dip each zucchini coin into the pepper jelly mixture, and then coat with the bread crumbs.

Put them on a foil-lined cookie sheet, and broil them in your oven – not the microwave! – until lightly browned; this will take only a few minutes, so watch them closely.

This is a good recipe for children to help make; it’s so easy, and will also show them another vegetable that’s fun and tasty, too.

Zesty Crunchy Zucchini Coins are also a good party appetizer, as well as a nutritious after-school snack, football-watching snack, or just about any other reason you can think of.  They’re also awesome when there’s no “occasion” at all!