Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Oh hello, zucchini fries. I’ve been missing you.

You make me feel a little better about eating you because you’re supposed to be healthy…ish. Well, you were until I slathered you in egg and breadcrumbs and cheese.

At least you’re still better than gobbling down an entire plate of soggy, oily potato fries. And about 137x more delicious!

I made these to go with Ben’s turkey burgers and my salmon tonight- the perfect crispy side for any summer meal! You can dip them in yogurt, ketchup (catsup? does anyone ever spell it like that anymore?) or mustard. I dipped in all three!

Crispy Zucchini Fries

Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

These could NOT be easier. Simply slice your zucchini, shake up in a bag with a spoonful of corn starch, dredge in egg, and roll in breadcrumb-cheese mixture. Bake at a high temperature for 20 min or so or until crispy.

I had a slight panic attack trying to decide whether to call these “zucchini fries” or “zucchini frites.” Then Ben informed me that I was not French and neither were these. Fries they remain.

Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries
Recipe Type: Side
Cuisine: Summer, Vegetarian
Author: Claire McCormick of “Claire Tastes”
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Serves: 2-3
In the mood for something healthy yet indulgent? Look no further! These crispy, cheesy zucchini fries will hit the spot without making you feel greasy and cow-like.
Ingredients
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into long strips
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan-romano cheese
  • pinch of greek seasoning (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 deg.
  2. In a large storage bag, shake zucchini strips with cornstarch.
  3. Dredge in beaten egg, then shake gently to get rid of excess.
  4. Roll zucchini in breadcrumbs mixed with cheese.
  5. Sprinkle with greek seasoning, if using.
  6. Bake at 425 deg for 20 mins on parchment-lined sheet or Silpat, until crispy and golden brown.

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Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

These Parmesan Zucchini Fries will hit.the.spot. without making you feel that greasy, gross feeling that you get after gorging on an entire plate of Loaded Cheese Fries from Carolina Ale House. I mean, these are vegetables! Even Ben liked them. And he hates zucchini.

Already planning my next attack plan to get him to eat brussels sprouts…

P.S. Sorry about the half-chipped nail polish on my exposed left thumb in the above picture. Also about the harsh lighting. I have a bad habit of waiting until the last minute to take pictures of my recipe creations until the last minute when there’s no natural light left (Ben is usually sitting at the table with his dinner getting cold in front of him). Not my best work. Oops, just keepin’ it real over here.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

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