I’m addicted to cooking shows. There. I said it. I admit it. I guess it’s not bad considering other things people are addicted to these days. Every Saturday mornings, you can find me glued in front of the television watching my favorite show, The Kitchen. I can’t bear to miss a single episode. A few weeks ago, they had guest chef Nikki Dinki on the show who shared her zucchini tacos recipe and instantly I knew I had to try those.
They are amazing! Forget eating them as tacos, my DH ate them on its own. SO DELICIOUS! I did make a few slight changes to her recipe to adjust for ingredients I had in the kitchen/pantry. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
4 medium zucchini, shredded
2/3 c shredded Mozarella cheese
2/3 c Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp cayenne powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Olive Oil Cooking SprayDirections:
Preheat oven to 450ºF.Place shredded zucchini in microwave safe bowl and heat on high for for about 3 1/2 minutes. Mix the zucchini around and replace in microwave for another 3 1/2 minutes. Let it cool then place in a cheesecloth and drain as much of the water out as you can. The drier it is, the better your batter and taco shells will turn out.
Add the eggs, cheese, bread crumbs, cayenne, cumin, salt and garlic powder. Mix well into a dough-ish batter. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with Olive Oil Cooking Spray.
Make 8 portions in the shape of balls from the batter, the size just a tad smaller than a tennis ball. Flatten them directly onto the baking sheet into 5″ diameter rounds with your hands. They shouldn’t be too thick as the inside will not cook properly. Bake for 15 minutes. The taco shells should be slightly golden brown. Once you remove them from the oven, let them cool slightly before adding filling to shells.