Baked Zucchini Sticks

After baking madeleines this week, maybe you want to eat something a little bit lighter.  This recipe is perfect for snacks and for football snacking! It’s baked zucchini fries!  They are pretty tasty and are pretty low in fat and calories!

Baked Zucchini Fries

Ingredients

  • Zucchini
  • approximately 1/4 c flour (just enough to cover the zucchini sticks)
  • 1 c panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4c parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning blend
  • 1 egg

Directions

  1. Cut your zucchini into strips about 1/3 to 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Toss the zucchini in bowl with the flour and salt.
  3. Now, in a separate bowl combine the panko bread crumbs, cheese, and italian seasoning.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the egg.
  5. Take a floured zucchini strip and dip into the egg wash, and then into the bread crumb mixture. 
  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  7. Place the zucchini strips either directly on the wire rack OR a cooling rack (that is oven safe) and bake.  I recommend having a baking pan underneath to catch some drippings.  You could also just bake on a baking pan, but one edge will get soggy.  Honestly, it still tastes good.
  8. Bake them 14-16 minutes, until golden brown.

Helpful hints: try to cut your strips as uniform as possible to ensure they all bake evenly around the same amount of time.

Baked Zucchini fries

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1 Comment

  1. January 24, 2015 / 3:52 am

    We tried your recipe tonite. They turned out well, but we decided they need some ranch dressing for dipping….so much for being healthy!!