Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Baked Zucchini Fries

As I mentioned in my previous post, I may or may not have bought 89 million zucchinis just because they were on sale. I can't help it, people! I have a problem!

So after I made 40 loaves and 20 muffins (ok, I'm exaggerating a little) my zucchini carrot pineapple bread, I STILL had some left and decided I wanted a healthier version of the fried zucchini sticks you can find at some restaurants.

These came out crispy and delicious dipped in marinara sauce.


What You Need:

1-2 large zucchinis
eggs (or egg whites)
1 c. breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian spices (not necessary if you use Italian-flavored bread crumbs)
1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese

What you do:

1) Using a mandolin (makes life so much easier) or by hand, chop the zucchini into long cubed strips.


2) Mix in the garlic powder (I used Tastefully Simple's Garlic Garlic which I LOVE), cheese, and spices into the breadcrumbs on a plate.


3) Dip the zucchini stripes into the beaten eggs and then into the breadcrumb mixture. Lay on a non-stick cookie sheet. At this point, I use a little spray olive oil (like Pam) over the top of the sticks. It helps the breadcrumbs get crunchier.


4) Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until adequately browned and crispy.

5) Serve with marinara for dipping and enjoy!


1 comment:

Burgh Baby said...

Soooo . . . I made these last night with Alexis. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. A little labor/time intensive, but totally worth it. Thanks!