How to make it

  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Add garlic, onion and mushrooms, and saute until tender - about 7 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, pinch of sugar, salt & pepper to taste, and balsamic vinegar. Increase heat to medium-high until bubbly; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cooked through (about 15 minutes). Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, slice the zucchini - if using large zucchini slice in rounds; if using smaller, slice on the bias. Slices should be between 1/4" and 1/2" thick.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup parmesan in one shallow bowl or plate. Whisk egg and milk/water in another bowl. Dip each slice of zucchini in egg mixture then breadcrumbs, and repeat to get a good coating.
  • Heat canola oil (about 1/4 cup to start with) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place breaded zucchini in skillet and fry until golden, about 3 - 4 minutes each side. Do not crown the pan - do in batches if necessary. Remove to paper-towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • Preheat broiler to medium-high.
  • For each sandwich, place about 3 slices zucchini on bottom piece of bread; top with about generous amount of the tomato sauce, then with sliced mozzarella and place on baking sheet. Rub the inside of the "top" sliced of bread with garlic, the place garlic-side up on baking sheet. Sprinkle that side with grated parmesan. Broil for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. Place garlic-toasted bread on top of filled sandwich half and serve.

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  • joe1155 6 years ago
    This sounds AWESOME! Excellent idea.
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  • elgourmand 6 years ago
    Nice sandi. Have to give this a try. RJ
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  • 22566 6 years ago
    An Arcade Fire kind of recipe.
    Nicely done.
    Kind Regards
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  • pkusmc 7 years ago
    I wonder how many people know what a grinder is?? Looks awesome Christine!
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  • pleclare 7 years ago
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  • maureenlaw 7 years ago
    Mmm, Mmm good!
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  • kristopher 7 years ago
    Everything about this rocks, hard. Recipe sounds absurdly good and the photo is the Pièce de résistance.
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  • chuckieb 7 years ago
    THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!! Whoo Hoo! Great photo! I have a huge zucchini up in my windowsill and wasn't sure what to do with it and you have answered my question. This looks really yummy and the flavour combos are superb. Thanks so much for a great post!
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