Difficulty Level: EASY
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons thinly sliced almonds
1 to 2 small zucchini, cut into 1/8-inch matchsticks with a knife or julienne
blade on a mandoline
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Few ounces pecorino Romano or parmesan, in thin slices — a peeler works great
Heat the oil on high in a large skillet.
When it is hot but not smoking, add the almonds to the pan. Cook them, while
stirring, until the almonds are golden-brown, approximately a minute or two.
Add the zucchini to the pan, tossing it with
the oil and almonds until it just begins to glisten, about one minute. The idea
is not to cook the zucchini so much as warm it.
Season with salt and pepper and serve
immediately, with or without cheese on top.