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Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta

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Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta

Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta - Golden brown zucchini coins will win over even those who avoid veggies

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Health Score:
7,1 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
Calories:
348
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Zucchini strengthen the immune system thanks to vitamin C, folic acid, zinc and potassium. Parmesan provides your child with calcium, which is important for healthy bones and teeth.

Instead of basil, spicy lovage or celery green are also suitable.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie348 kcal(17 %)
Protein12 g(12 %)
Fat17 g(15 %)
Carbohydrates35 g(23 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E2.2 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin3.3 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate41 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin7.4 μg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.6 μg(20 %)
Vitamin C11 mg(12 %)
Potassium338 mg(8 %)
Calcium315 mg(32 %)
Magnesium46 mg(15 %)
Iron2.2 mg(15 %)
Iodine15 μg(8 %)
Zinc1.3 mg(16 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.5 g
Uric acid40 mg
Cholesterol17 mg
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Ingredients

for
10
Ingredients
4 zucchini (each about 250 grams)
½ cup olive oil (about 10 tablespoons)
5 ounces Parmesan (in one piece)
5 ounces breadcrumbs
1 ½ pints
salt
9 ounces Polenta
2 bunches Basil
peppers
How healthy are the main ingredients?
PolentaParmesanolive oilBasilzucchinisalt
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Mini food processor, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Small knife, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Brush, 1 Bowl, 1 Fine grater

Preparation steps

1.
Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta preparation step 1

Rinse zucchini, wipe dry and cut into 1 cm (approximately 1/2-inch) thick slices.

2.
Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta preparation step 2

Grease a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil and spread the zucchini slices evenly on sheet. 

3.
Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta preparation step 3

Grate Parmesan, mix in a bowl with the breadcrumbs and sprinkle evenly over the zucchini slices.

4.
Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta preparation step 4

Drizzle remaining olive oil over zucchini. Bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

5.
Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta preparation step 5

Meanwhile, bring milk to a boil in a pot with 300 ml (approximately 1 1/4 cups) of water and season with salt. Stir in polenta, bring to a boil and cook over low heat until smooth and creamy, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.

6.
Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta preparation step 6

While the polenta is cooking, rinse basil, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop finely. 

7.
Crisp Zucchini with Creamy Polenta preparation step 7

Mix the polenta with basil, season with salt and pepper and serve with zucchini slices.