Zucchini Fries

This recipe was created by Karen Wiens on 11/25/16.

We had some zucchini in the fridge and Karen asked what I thought might go well with the pasta dish we were having that night. I wanted to add a veggie side but I didn’t want the kids to squawk about it. Zucchini fries popped into my head. It’s very satisfying to watch our kids eat zucchini and actually say “yum”.
Serves 6
30 minutes to prepare
25 minutes to cook
4 zucchinis
3 teaspoons Ener-G egg replacer, mixed with 4 Tblsp water
1 cup breadcrumbs, crumbs
1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
3/4 tablespoon garlic , powder
3/4 tablespoon red onion, powder
1 tablespoon parsley dried flakes
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cut your zucchini into thin strips. A mandolin works great for this!

Mix your egg replacer and water, equivalent to 2 eggs.

Put your zucchini strips in a ziplock bag and then pour in your “eggs”.

Toss so all the zucchini is coated.

Put your 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs on a large plate. Add your 1 cup of regular bread crumbs.

Add 3/4 T of garlic powder

Add 3/4 T of onion powder

Add your Tablespoon of dried parsley flakes.

Add pepper to taste, if desired.

Mix it all together with a fork.

Spray your baking pans with cooking spray.

Dredge each strip of zucchini in the breadcrumb mixture.

Salt to taste, if desired.

This made two pans of fries. We baked them at 375 for 10 mins, then switched the lower pan for the higher pan and baked another 10 mins.

Switch your oven to broil and give each pan about 5 mins under the broiler to crisp up nicely. Keep watching them to make sure they don’t burn.

The breadcrumbs give them some nice crunch and the zucchini is soft in the middle. Yum. What creative things have you done with zucchini lately?