Zucchini Fries

3
Total Time
22 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
These fast-food fry knock-offs are not just tasty—they're good for you, too. Swap any summer squash for the zucchini and try different seasoning mixes.

Ingredients

olive oil cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Italian seasoning

1 tsp

all-purpose flour

1½ Tbsp

table salt

¾ tsp

dried plain breadcrumbs

¾ cup(s), panko-variety suggested

uncooked zucchini

2 medium

egg white(s)

2 large, whipped until frothy (almost soft peaks)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix together Italian seasoning, flour and salt. Place bread crumbs in another small bowl.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise and then each half into 2 pieces widthwise. Next slice each zucchini chunk into 4 fries. Dredge a zucchini fry in flour mixture and then dip into egg whites; dredge in bread crumbs. Place coated zucchini on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining ingredients; liberally coat with cooking spray.
  3. Roast, turning once, until desired crispness, about 12 minutes. Yields about 8 fries per serving.

Notes

Use this technique with any summer squash or eggplant. It also works great with thick-cut onion rings or even green tomatoes.For extra crispy fries, increase the oven temperature to 500ºF and knock 2 minutes off the cooking time.

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