Sunday, August 03, 2008

Zucchini Appetizer

Yummy Appetizer!

A friend of mine had a luau party last weekend and I wanted to bring something everyone would like, but was also easy to make. As luck would have it, a recipe sort of fell into my lap a few days before the luau. I got it from a wonderful farm and country store in Hope, RI, called Confreda Greenhouses and Farms. They grow their own fresh produce and sell it all in their country store front. I got "just picked" corn and zucchini. Yum!

The recipe is simple and very delicious. I adapted it a bit. It is sort of like a quiche, only no crust to worry about and a whole lot tastier.

Zucchini Bites

3 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 4 small or 1 1/2- 2 medium)
1 cup Biscuit baking mix
1/2 cup chopped vidalia onion
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
3 tbls. fresh Italian parsley, minced
1/4 cup fresh Italian basil, minced
1 tsp. fresh oregano, minced or 1/2 tsp. dried
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
4 eggs beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of a 9 x 13 x 2 pan with cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread mixture evenly in pan. Bake for around 22-25 minutes. Turn on broiler and brown the top for about 2 minutes until golden. Cut into
2 x 1 inch pieces. Makes about 4 dozen.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Those Bites are so elegant-looking! Can't beat fresh-picked produce :0)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Oh, I love this recipe. What a great thing to bring to a party!

Elle said...

I love this! I've made something similar in the past, but this one has way more good stuff in it! Looks so good!

Emily said...

Heyyyy - these look pretty darn good!

I never get invited to exciting parties. :( That sounds like fun.

Anonymous said...

I was invited to the party but coulnt make it,but I was lucky to taste these great zuuchini bites try some..bambola.

Unknown said...

I've seen something like this with spinach but never zucchini. Looks wonderful.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Oh, these are perfect party/picnic food, Annie! Thanks for the easy and delicious idea.

Jen said...

these were yummy.

Cate said...

Reminds me a bit of Spinach Cheese Squares that we love -- looks delicious!

Shammi said...

That looks absolutely deelish!