Monday, July 23, 2012

RECIPE: Zucchini Sticks (aka Zucchini Fries)

    3 medium zucchini, unpeeled, cut into 3"-long stick

    1 tablespoon salt

    1 cup Panko bread crumbs

    scant 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    1 tablespoon Pizza Seasoning or mixed Italian herbs

    olive oil spray

    1/2 cup egg substitute; or 2 large eggs; or 3 egg whites, lightly beaten

Place the zucchini sticks in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle with the tablespoon of salt. Let the zucchini drain for 1 hour or longer; rinse and pat dry.

Combine the Panko, Parmesan, and pizza seasoning; set aside.
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spray with olive oil.

Dredge sticks a few at a time in the egg, then roll in the crumb mixture. Place the sticks on the prepared baking sheet. Make sure they are not touching.
Bake sticks for 12 minutes, turn over, and bake for an additional 8 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.

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