Courgettes with Crispy Cheese Crumbs

400g courgettes, trimmed and cut into chunky batons
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
pinch of dried chili flakes
salt and pepper to taste


2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 cup dried or stale breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Serves 4 as a side dish
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Heat oven to 200C. Place courgettes on a baking sheet or roasting tin. Toss in one tablespoon of olive oil, thyme leaves, chili flakes and seasoning. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a bowl. Sprinkle over the soft courgettes and bake for another 10 minutes or until crisp. Serve immediately.
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