Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries 250 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Baked Zucchini Fries 250

Kids will love this take on fries, even though they're secretly made from an unexpected vegetable. Marinara Dipping Sauce makes a tasty alternative to ketchup. Kids can help by cracking the eggs, shaking the flour mixture and dipping the zucchini sticks. Have them use one hand for dry ingredients and the other for wet, so the breading sticks to the zucchini and not their fingers.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Method

Cut zucchini crosswise then lengthwise into thirds; slice into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick strips. Pat dry.

In bag, shake flour, half of the salt and the pepper. In bowl, beat eggs, 1 tbsp water and remaining salt.

In shallow dish, combine bread crumbs with garlic powder.

Add zucchini to flour mixture and shake to coat. One at a time, dip strips into egg mixture. Dredge in crumb mixture, pressing to adhere.

Bake on greased baking sheet in 450ºF (230ºC) oven, tossing halfway through, until tender and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 174 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 52.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Potassium 165 mg
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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