Friday, July 13, 2012

Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

Hi, Everyone! I have a great little snack or side dish recipe to share with you today! They are my Oven Baked Zucchini Fries! Here on the East Coast, we've had temperatures in the high 90's every single day for at least two weeks now, and I don't know about you, but I can't even think about food when it's this hot! I literally feel like melting every time I step outside. So I've been trying to come up with light and easy meals and snacks using ingredients that are in season right now. One of my favorites - zucchini! I made a really good Zucchini Chocolate Chip Loaf last week, and these delicious zucchini fries this week! These "fries" are oven baked which means you're saving all those calories (always a good thing!), they have great flavor from the parmesan cheese, and are crisp on the outside, and really soft on the inside! The perfect summer snack or side dish! Here's how I made them...

OVEN BAKED ZUCCHINI FRIES
(Adapted from All Recipes)
YOU WILL NEED:
1 large zucchini, peeled
1 tbs olive oil
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs (you could use seasoned for extra flavor)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp kosher salt

DIRECTIONS:
1. Line a baking sheet with foil (you can spray it lightly with cooking spray) and preheat your oven to 425 deg F. Peel your zucchini, cut off the ends and cut it into "fries". Toss with the olive oil, making sure that every piece is well coated.

2. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and salt. Cover the olive oil coated zucchini pieces with the bread crumb mixture (shake off excess breadcrumbs), then place them on your baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, until the zucchini looks crispy and golden, and is soft when pricked with a fork. Serve warm!

Happy Baking, Everyone!
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12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! We are always looking for healthified version of food!

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    1. Thank you! I'm always looking for that too! Thanks for stopping by, Sonja!

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    I can't wait to try this recipe for baked zucchini. I love the fried version but not the fat and calories. These look yummy :)

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    1. Thanks! I think the baked version is just as good, and I don't feel as bad eating them! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

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  3. GREAT idea! I think I've fallen in love with zucchini this year and want more ways to eat it besides grilling and sauteing. I need to add this to next month's menu!!

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany! It really is a great way to use zucchini! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This recipe looks delicious and healthy! I absolutely have to give these a try!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This looks so good. And guess what? I've got some zucchini in the fridge....

    *stopping by from tatertots&jello*

    www.artisticexpressionsbyelisabeth.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm trying these today! I may do breadcrumb-less ones though, hope they turn out alright! Love this as a snack.

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  7. Hello
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