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The Parsons Farmers Market is growing, so are the zucchinis

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The Farmers Market is growing, so are the zucchinis

PARSONS, KS — The Parsons Farmers Market continues to grow as more and more summer vegetables are starting to make their appearances. This week, there were lots of zucchini, yellow summer squash, homegrown tomatoes, asparagus, beets and a variety of other fresh veggies.

This week’s featured vegetable is the zucchini. If you have not prepared a zucchini, there are several ways you can incorporate them into a dinner or dessert. Today, we are offering a healthy snack option using this quick growing summer squash. This would be a great activity to do with kids to encourage healthy eating.

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
Yields: 4 servings Calories: 99

  • 1 (large) zucchini, cut into 1/8" - 1/4" slices (or a few small ones)
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, reduced fat
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat milk
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine in a small mixing bowl, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Dip zucchini slices into milk and dredge into bread crumbs to coat both sides.
  2. Here’s a helpful tip, it may be necessary to press crumbs onto zucchini slices to ensure the crumbs stick.
  3. Arrange zucchini on a non-stick cookie sheet and lightly mist with a non-stick cooking spray, or place zucchini on a wire rack sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. If using a rack, place rack on a cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes, turn over and continue baking until they are golden, approximately 10-15 minutes (watch carefully, do not allow to burn).
  5. Cool chips to room temperature before storing in an airtight container. The Zucchini Chips will continue to get crispier while cooling.

The Parsons Farmers Market is located in Downtown Parsons at 1618 Broadway. It is open on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7-10 a.m. Stop by say hello and pick up some of the freshest, locally grown produce around. For more information on how to become a vendor send an email to kwest@parsonsks.com or call 620.421.7030.

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