How to Cook Zucchini

Zucchini is plentiful and cheap in the summer, so learn how to cook zucchini and take advantage of the bumper crop!

-Hey everyone! I'm Judith, and today, I'm gonna be showing you how to make Mary's Zucchini with Parmesan Cheese. So, what we'll need is two teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, two pounds of zucchini sliced quarter-inch thick, an eighth of a teaspoon of salt, freshly ground pepper to taste, and half a cup of finely shredded parmesan cheese. All right, in a large skillet next to us, we're gonna get it to a medium heat and we're gonna add in our olive oil. Let that get nice and hot. And we have our zucchini here. Zucchini--really versatile vegetable, healthy. You can really combine it with anything and it tastes great. So, we're gonna cook those up first in our hot oil. So, into the pan, they go. Now, on a medium heat, we wanna cook this for about 25 minutes, but we're gonna make sure to turn them at least every two to three minutes, just give them a good turn, and we wanna get them nice and golden brown. So, 25 minutes, keep turning them and we'll be back. All right, so our zucchini are now a lovely golden brown. I like mine nice and tender, soft. Even a little burned is good with me. So, I'm now gonna add on a little bit of salt and pepper and, last but not least, our parmesan cheese. We'll just sprinkle it on all over our zucchini. Oh, beautiful. Parmesan cheese and zucchini--the best combination. Then, we're gonna put a little on this and leave it there for about one to two minutes until all that cheese melts into the zucchini. So, our parmesan now is melted into our zucchini. It's been there for about two to three minutes and that is just looking and smelling fantastic, ready to serve up, beautiful. Now, that can be a great side dish or main dish even, great for parties, great for Christmas, anything, good side dish. All right, so plate that up. Beautiful. Just love the smell of melted parmesan on one of my favorite vegetables, I have to say. And there you have it. That is how you make Mary's Zucchini with Parmesan.
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