Baked Zucchini Fries

Again with the plethora of zucchini around my house (although it will be ending soon I fear because something ate one of my zucchini plants). I still have tons of it in my fridge I am trying to use up. I am really enjoying have free veggies laying around my house, but it does get hard to come up with new recipe and ideas.

I had a friend over last night and we decided that we should make some zucchini to go with our dinner. I searched around and found this recipe for baked zucchini sticks. Looking through, it seemed pretty straight forward. Like an oven baked version of fried zucchini.

Ingredients
  • 3 medium Zucchini, cut in sticks
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Ranch dressing (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. I used 3 medium zucchini which i cut in half, then cut each half in half lengthwise,then each quarter in half again, so you end up with 8 sticks from one zucchini.
  3. Beat the egg in a shallow plate. Season the egg with salt and pepper. In another shallow plate mix the Panko breadcrumbs together with the parmasean cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Dip each zucchini stick in the egg wash, then roll through the breadcrumb mixture, making sure each stick is fully covered with the breadcrumbs.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Serve with Ranch dressing or Marinara sauce.

I basically made up my own recipe. I used eggs and parmasean and bread crumbs, along with salt and pepper and some garlic powder. These things turned out perfect! Nice and crunchy and crispy. I feel that this is a nice alternative to fried zucchini because it is baked and not fried, but you still get the satisfaction of the crunch and taste.

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