Sarah Sellers [photo: Justin Goode]Season 10 alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12.
Tonight, the first top 10 finalist of the season will be sent home, so comfort food is definitely in order for what is sure to be an emotional evening. These breadcrumb-coated veggies should hit the spot!
Panko-Crusted Veggies with Chipotle Ranch
- 1/2 cup fresh green beans
- 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
- 1/4 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1/2 large zucchini, julienned, seeds removed
- 4 oz cremini mushrooms
- 1/2 cup brocolli florets
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 egg
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tsp kosher salt and pepper
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- olive oil spray
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 chili in adobo, seeds removed, minced
- 1 tbsp adobo sauce
- 1 tbsp cilantro, minced
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 scallion, minced
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 package dry ranch mix
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the veggies and flour. Toss until well-coated.
Lightly beat the egg in a large bowl. On a large plate, mix the panko, salt, pepper, and thyme. Dip the veggies in the egg, then dredge in the panko mixture. Place on a large cookie sheet and spray with the olive oil spray.
Bake until golden-brown, gently flipping halfway through, around 20-25 minutes.
While the veggies cook, combine all of the Chipotle Ranch ingredients in a large bowl and mix until smooth.
Remove the veggies from the oven and serve with the ranch.
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