Recipe from Gimme Some Oven!.
So… it’s not exactly health food. It’s more like melty cheese with a side of zucchini. I’m not complaining, though!
2-3 zucchini, ends trimmed, sliced into ~1/3 inch slices
salt and black pepper
1 cup unbleached, all purpose flour
vegetable or canola oil
2/3 cup of your favorite tomato sauce
1 large block or ball of fresh mozzarella (~4.5 oz.)
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (~3 oz.)
handful of basil leaves, torn or chopped
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sprinkle the slices of zucchini with some salt and pepper.
In a bowl, dredge the zucchini in the flour, tapping the slices lightly against the side of the bowl to remove excess flour. Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once the oil is heated, place the zucchini slices in the skillet in a single layer. Turn the heat to medium-high, and cook for approximately 1.5 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to cool. Repeat in batches until all zucchini is cooked, adding more oil as needed.
In an oven-proof skillet or baking dish, arrange as many zucchini slices as you can in a single layer. Top each slide with a bit of spaghetti sauce, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and has begun to turn a golden brown color. I turned on the broiler for a few minutes at the end.
Remove from the oven and garnish with the basil. Serve immediately.
This was a cheesy mess, in the absolute best way possible. Definitely comfort food!