Back to St. Patty’s Day: Magic Zucchini Coins.

I hope everyone enjoyed Pi Day yesterday! Momo posted the most delicious-looking peanut butter pie I’ve ever seen, & apparently the people at WordPress agreed, because they featured it on Freshly Pressed. So thanks, WordPress! & thanks, Momo! (I should have her post more often!)

So now what do I post, after a day like that?

The best answer I could come up with was: what I was going to post today anyway.

These Magic Zucchini Coins (the more often I type “zucchini,” the more wrong it looks to me…), which I got from the Sesame Street cookbook, are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! They’re green, they turn golden in the oven, & they’re coins! Now all we need is a rainbow to put them under. (Dang, shoulda thought of that when I was setting up the shot…) They’re also quick, easy, & perfect for little kitchen helpers!

  1. Slice some small zucchini or yellow summer squash (or a combo) into 1/4-inch-thick slices. A half a zucchini was enough for The Munchkin & me because she’s not wild about the stuff. If the zucchini (looks wronger & wronger…) is ripe enough & your kitchen helper is old enough, the Sesame Street cookbook recommends letting them slice it with a plastic knife.
  2. Boil or steam until just tender, 3-5 minutes. (We boiled to save dishes, but steaming will preserve more nutrients.) Drain & set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat your broiler (on “high,” if yours has more than one setting).
  4. Arrange zucchini in a single layer on a foil-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with a dash of salt & a generous amount of parmesan cheese. (Kitchen helpers will love assisting with this too!)
  5. Broil a couple minutes until the parmesan turns golden-brown.
  6. Remove the “coins” from the foil & admire the modern art you just created:
  7. Then let your little leprechaun devour this healthy veggie side with his shamrock pizza or rainbow wraps!


Filed under Holidays, Recipes

3 responses to “Back to St. Patty’s Day: Magic Zucchini Coins.

  1. Momo

    Glad you are giving me so many fun ideas for St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. nesha

    Thanks for sharing this tasty, yet simple recipe with us. It looks good!
    Please feel free to check the recipe for Pot o’ Gold cake in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day !

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