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An Italian treat with no meat?! Test Kitchen Taylor was inspired by Lent to create zucchini balls! Tamica and LBJ loved them and even got seconds after the show!
3 medium zucchini
Kosher salt, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. Thinly sliced basil
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 c. panko breadcrumbs
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
jar marinara sauce
Grate the zucchini on a medium grater. Line a medium bowl with a kitchen towel. Add the grated zucchini.
Pull up the sides of the towel and squeeze the zucchini until most of the excess moisture is removed.
Transfer the dried zucchini to a clean bowl.
Add the garlic, basil, egg, panko breadcrumbs, and Parmesan.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the zucchini mixture into small balls.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the meatballs and fry on all sides.
Drain the meatballs on a plate lined with paper towels.
Serve with pasta and sauce.
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