SO yeah...basically skip the way I did it the first time and go by the bottom part.
File it under "ugly food", and "things I couldn't make by myself".
I didn't dislike these, but I didn't love them either.
Maybe if I had seasoned the zucchini first. The pepperoni and cheese was amazing, but left a weird aftertaste on the zucchini. The next time I will slice the zucchini into individual pieces, and just lay the pepperoni and cheese on top and each them as bites.
What you need:
One zucchini, sliced, but not all the way through.
Sliced mozzarella cheese.
Cut the zucchini into two pieces. Slice almost to the bottom, but keep it intact.
Add one pepperoni in the slot, then a piece of cheese (I folded one slice into 4 squares).
Repeat until all of the slots are full.
It was hard trying to stuff it and keep them separated, so I held it while Scott stuffed it.
It kept falling over, so Scott rigged it up with toothpicks so it would stay upright.
I sprinkled garlic powder over them, created a dome of aluminum foil over it, so it could steam, then stuck it in a preheated 425° oven for 15 minutes.
and then.....ugly food.
Literally 5 minutes after I published this I was in the kitchen remaking these.
I seasoned the zucchini with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder, slicing them individually.
I knew immediately that this pan was too small.
I added pepperoni and cheese, sprayed the pan with avocado oil, did not dome it this time, and cooked it the same as above.
OMG, yes....these are so much better.
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