Baked Zucchini Fries

BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES

Baked Zucchini Fries are crispy on the outside with a crunchy, seasoned crust and a tender zucchini inside. It is such a great and healthy alternative to french fries and it`s hard to stop after just one!

Ingredients

  • 3 small zucchini or 2 large
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Preparation

    1. Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
    2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
    3. Start by cutting your zucchini. Cut off each end. Then cut the zucchini in half and then lengthwise. Set one piece on its end and cut it in half lengthwise. Cut that half in half. Cut that half in half. Stack the planks on top of each other and cut into strips. Lightly sprinkle with salt.
    4. Combine panko crumbs, italian seasoning, and shredded parmesan cheese in a shallow pie dish. Add the flour in a zip lock bag and toss zucchini to coat.
    5. Whisk the egg together and working in batches dip each zucchini strip into the egg and coat well in panko mixture.
    6. Set on a the cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 until lightly brown. Can be dipped in marinara sauce, ranch, or your favorite dipping sauce.

I have a zucchini waiting for me to do something with it. This is it! Thanks so much for the recipe!

- Miami Food Network -

How do you store baked zucchini fries?

These fries don’t last long at our house but there are occasion that we make extras with all our garden fresh zucchini. Once they have cooled off from baking, place in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Seal and place in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Reheating when ready.

Can you freeze baked zucchini fries?

Yes! You can freeze your zucchini fries once they are baked. Wait for them to cool. Place them in an airtight container or ziplock baggie. Reheat when ready. You do not need to thaw the zucchini prior to reheating them.

Microwave: Place on a microwave safe plate and warm the zucchini 1 minute at a time.

Oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place on a sprayed baking sheet and warm for 12-15 minutes or until cooked.

 

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