Thursday, July 26, 2012

Zucchini Parmesan Fries (Baked)

Photo from Swansons Health

The secret to transforming ordinary zucchini into a delicious, crunchy appetizer is really quite simple.  A dusting of flour, a splash of egg whites and a coating of bread crumbs, Italian spices and grated parmesan cheese. The best part is they're oven-baked, not deep-fried.  No grease. No added fat. No guilt!

Zucchini Parmesan Fries (Baked)

1 / 2 cup whole wheat flour
3 / 4 cup  Bread Crumbs   (We use stuffing mix crushed.)
1 / 4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 / 2 tsp  Garlic Powder
2 egg whites, whisked     
       1  1 / 2 pounds zucchini, cut into strips

 Cut the zucchini into strips and preheat the oven to 425° F. Mix the flours and the garlic powder in a Ziploc bag and add the zucchini strips. Shake to coat.

Next, whisk the eggs in a bowl. Using a separate bowl or plate, mix the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning together.
Remove your zucchini strips from the plastic bag, shaking off the excess flour. Dunk each strip individually in the egg and then roll them in the bread crumb mixture.

Place on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven for 10 minutes. Flip them over and put return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
Serve plain or with a favorite dipping sauce like marinara.
 
This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s  Food on Fridays   
Do hop on over to her site and gather up some delicious and nutritious recipes.


4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to make these, they sound so good. Already printed and shared your recipe.
    Vicki C

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  2. Barbara Cabrera commented
    "Me too! Can't wait to Share your recipe!"

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  3. Connie wrote: "I'm hungry, those sound good!"

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  4. This sounds great, Hazel! I like that they aren't fried! Going to have to try this one! :)

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