Tuesday, August 23, 2011

(Healthy) Baked Zucchini Fries

Zucchini has definitely become one of my favorite vegetables this summer and I have tried to incorporate it into meals in a variety of ways.  This particular recipe turned out to be one of my favorites!  Baked zucchini fries are not only a healthier alternative then regular french fries, but to me, they taste just as good!  *For extra enjoyment remember to serve these tasty little treats with your favorite dipping sauce* 

(Healthy) Baked Zucchini Fries

¼ cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. water
2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. Lowry’s seasoning
1 lb. zucchini, cut into 4-5 inch sticks

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

In a small bowl whisk together the eggs with the water and then place in a shallow dish.  Next, combine the Panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and Lowry’s seasoning in a pie plate, stirring together until well blended.

Place the flour in a large Ziplock bag.  Now, place the zucchini strips into the bag, seal, and shake until the strips are well coated.  Remove the zucchini from the bag, dip into the egg wash, and then into the Panko breadcrumbs, turning until the strips are well coated.

Place the now breaded zucchini onto the prepared baking sheets and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the strips are a nice golden brown color.  Serve immediately with a dipping sauce of your choice!

Source: Adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride


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