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06-01-2001, 04:52 PM
Zucchini-Cheese Appetizer Squares


8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups grated zucchini
6 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup dried bread crumbs (or use crushed pork rinds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
2 Place 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium size frying pan, heat on medium-high. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until seeds are lightly browned.
3 In a large mixing bowl, combine vegetable oil, onion, garlic, zucchini, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, basil, oregano, pepper and Cheddar cheese; stir until well combined. Press mixture into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and sesame seeds over the zucchini mixture.
4 Bake 30 minutes or until set when lightly touched in the center. Let cool at least 15 minutes before cutting into 1 inch squares.