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Turn Ordinary Zucchini Into A Snack That Will Satisfy Every French Fry Craving

by Rebecca Endicott
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Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

When it comes to guilty pleasure foods, one of my all-time faves is a big platter of crispy French fries, piping hot and straight out of the fryer.

This isn’t something I can indulge in all that often, since deep-fried potatoes don’t offer much in the way of nutrition.

Fortunately, however, a number of enterprising chefs have been looking for new and interesting ways to put a healthy twist on everyone’s favorite spud-based recipes!

While the easiest option is to simply swap it out for its healthier cousin, the sweet potato, some recipes are making a point of totally reinventing the long-time classic, as we saw with this genius “tater tot” recipe that skips the taters in favor of cauliflower.

Now, just in time for French fry lovers like myself, there’s a great zucchini recipe that creates all the crunch and satisfaction of a great plate of fries, but with a fraction of the nutritional no-no’s.

Print out the recipe for these delicious and heart-healthy zucchini fries below, and let us know how yours turn out in the comments!

Cook: 20 min
Prep: 15 min
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 14 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning blend
  • 14 cup flour
  • 18 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  • Slice zucchinis into half-inch strips.
  • Place zucchini and flour in sealed plastic bag, and shake bag to coat.
  • Mix remaining dry ingredients in one bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg.
  • Dip each piece of zucchini into the egg, then roll in bread crumb mixture.
  • Space evenly on baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
If you can’t wait to add this tasty side dish to your recipe rotation, check out the video below for step-by-step instructions, and don’t forget to SHARE with friends and family!
Crispy, Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries 15 minutes 20 minutes 35 minutes Serves 4 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/02/zuccs-850x444.jpg 2 zucchinis 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup bread crumbs 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning blend 1/4 cup flour 1/8 Tbsp. salt 1 egg Preheat oven to 425 °F. Slice zucchinis into half-inch strips. Place zucchini and flour in sealed plastic bag, and shake bag to coat. Mix remaining dry ingredients in one bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Dip each piece of zucchini into the egg, then roll in bread crumb mixture. Space evenly on baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!

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