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GG Crusted Zucchini Fries

 

GG Crusted Zucchini Fries

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1/3 cup pulverized GG crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise 4 times (to make 8 long sticks). Cut into slices once crosswise, making 16 sticks from each zucchini (4 inches long and 1/2 inch thick each).
  3. Add GG’s, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and black pepper to a small bowl.
  4. Whisk egg in a separate bowl.
  5. Dip zucchini sticks individually in egg mixture. Shake off excess and then coat into GG mixture, coating all sides.
  6. Place each coated zucchini stick on baking pan. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, flipping fries halfway into baking.
  7. Serve immediately with marinara sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
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Inside Out Spaghetti & Meatballs

 

Inside Out Spaghetti & Meatballs

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 ounces Banza chickpea spaghetti
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup pulverized GG crackers (6 crackers)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano (or any Italian seasoning)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 jar of marinara sauce
  • Optional garnishes: fresh basil and parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti al dente, approximately 8 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Whisk egg in medium bowl. Add ground beef, pulverized GG crackers, oregano, salt and pepper. Combine all ingredients until throughly mixed.
  3. Form meat into 2-inch meatballs. Form approximately 14-15 meatballs. Flatten eat meatball into a patty.
  4. Use chopsticks or fork to twirl a few strands of spaghetti into a nest. Place each nest into the center of the meat patty and then roll back into a meatball, making sure that the spaghetti stays inside of the meatball.
  5. To cook meatballs in sauce, bring marinara sauce to a simmer and add to sauce pan. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes, until meatballs are cooked.
  6. To bake meatballs in oven, arrange meatballs on lined baking sheet coated with non-stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until meatballs are cooked.
  7. Serve immediately with marinara sauce, freshly chopped basil, and grated parmesan if desired.
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Spiralized Zucchini and Parmesan Waffles

Spiralized Zucchini and Parmesan Waffles

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis, spiralized
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (plus extra for topping)
  • 1/2 cup pulverized GG crackers (6 crackers)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano (or any Italian seasoning)
  • salt and pepper
  • non-stick spray for waffle maker

Directions

  1. Place spiralized zucchini in colander, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and let sit for 20 minutes.
  2. Place zucchini in cheese cloth or dish towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together egg, milk, and parmesan cheese.
  4. In small bowl, combine pulverized GG crackers, oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Add contents of small bowl to medium bowl and stir well. Add zucchini to bowl and combine.
  6. Preheat waffle maker to highest setting and coat with nonstick spray.
  7. Scoop large spoonful of mixture into center of waffle maker. Cook approximately 3-4 minutes (use waffle maker indicator light to let you know when it is ready). Repeat for remaining waffles (depending on size of waffle, you should yield approximately 6 small waffles).
  8. Top with grated parmesan and serve with marinara or your preferred dipping sauce.