Roasted Breaded Squash Slices
1/2 large kabocha
1/2 medium sized squash like butternut etc.
2-3 assorted beets or more squash
peanut, grapeseed, or olive oil for drizzling
*Optional Veg Protein Recipe (Tofu or Chickpea)
Prepare kabocha by cutting in half, scooping out innards and seeds, and then slicing squash flash into 1/4 inch crescents. Prepare hard skinned squash like butternut by peeling and then cutting them in half, scooping out the innards and seeds, and then slicing peeled squash into 1/4 inch crescents. Prepare beets by peeling and slicing into scant 1/4 inch rounds. Note that red beets will bleed, so if you are going to use them, do them last and keep them apart from the yellow squash. Golden beets will not be a problem, but they don’t give you the pretty pop of color you get from red beets. I used a combination of yellow and red beets.
Preheat oven to 400F. Place your squash and beet slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with your favorite oil. Rub the oil to cover both sides of your veggies. I used peanut oil, but grapeseed or olive would be great too. Combine ingredients for your Un-Panko Breading in a small to medium bowl, making sure your corn flakes are crushed into little flakes. Then place half of your breading into a gallon ziploc bag. Put your oiled squash and beet slices in your ziploc bag in batches and shake so they are entirely covered with breading. Leave red beets for the very last round so they don’t dye your other veggies. Place each batch of breaded veggies on your baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake for 30 minutes and then turn, baking another 20 minutes or until slices are tender and golden brown on both sides.
Serve on a large, beautiful serving dish with optional vegetarian protein accompaniment. Toasted pecans and fresh parsley make nice garnishes.