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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
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A great sandwich for a new generation
There is nothing wrong with zucchini in a sandwich. My mother used to make these for my brother and me...
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia brings viewers on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking.
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Lidia's Stoneware Collection

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April 9, 2015
A great sandwich for a new generation

There is nothing wrong with zucchini in a sandwich. My mother used to make these for my brother and me all the time, and I have always considered it a perfectly normal idea. Here is how to make a great zucchini-strip sandwich. Fry up some strips and get crusty European-style rolls or bread loaf, like ciabatta or baguette. Slice the bread open, crisp the insides a bit in the oven, then pile zucchini strips in the middle, lightly salted. Plain just like that is still the way I make my zucchini sandwich. You can also add fresh pesto, mayonnaise, a thick slice of fresh tomato, shreds of fresh basil leaves, parsley, or arugula. A loaf sized zucchini sandwich is a great picnic item; cut it crosswise in thin slices for an appetizer or snack or in thicker slices for a main course.