Crunchy Baked Zucchini Fries
If you’re looking for a delightful way to enjoy zucchini, these Crunchy Baked Zucchini Fries are the answer. A perfect balance of crispy and tender, these fries are a healthier alternative to the traditional potato version. Whether you’re serving them as an appetizer, a snack, or a side dish, they’re sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
- 2 medium zucchinis, cut into matchstick-sized strips
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- Cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a shallow bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
- Dip each zucchini strip into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off, and then coat it with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
- Place the coated zucchini strips on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly spray the fries with cooking spray to help them crisp up in the oven.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, turning the fries halfway through the baking time, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 18 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
These Crunchy Baked Zucchini Fries are a healthier take on a classic favorite. Baked to perfection, they are irresistibly crispy and flavorful.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 150, Fat: 6g, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 7g
Indulge in the goodness of zucchini with this recipe that turns this humble vegetable into a delightful treat. The crispy coating gives the zucchini fries a satisfying crunch, while the tender interior bursts with flavor. It’s a fantastic way to get your family to enjoy their vegetables without compromising on taste.
So whether you’re planning a cozy movie night or a casual get-together with friends, these Crunchy Baked Zucchini Fries are a must-have on the menu. They’re easy to make, delicious to eat, and guaranteed to be a hit. Try them out for yourself and add a healthy twist to your snack game!