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Baked Zucchini Fries

COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
25 mins
SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(175)
Zucchini Fries
Pamela Salzman
COOK TIME
20 mins
PREP TIME
25 mins
SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(175)

Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil spray
  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan or pecorino cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • Chef notes

    Here's any easy way to get your kids to eat zucchini -- turn them into baked "fries"!

    Preparation

    1.

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and brush parchment with olive oil. 

    2.

    To cut your zucchini into fries, cut each zucchini in half crosswise.  Cut each half lengthwise into halves or in thirds, and each one of those pieces into 4 sticks or into ½-inch wide sticks. 

    3.

    In a shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, red pepper and salt.  In a separate shallow dish, beat eggs very well.

    4.

    One by one, dip each zucchini stick into the egg mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture.  Shake to remove any excess and place on the baking sheet.

    5.

    Once all are coated with breadcrumb mixture and on the prepared baking sheet, spray with olive oil.

    6.

    Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, flipping over halfway to ensure browning on both sides.  Serve plain or with marinara sauce or ranch dressing.