I am adding my Zucchini Fries re-do for Saw It Pinned It Did It over at Keep Calm and Carry On. I am always looking for way to incorporate more veggies into my healthy diet. My Dad whom I love tremendously, was a horrible cook. (Sorry Dad but it’s true) He used to slap some chicken onto a cookie sheet for 20 minutes and call it done. No seasonings or anything. For veggies it was Broccoli, corn, or peas on heavy rotation.
This explains why I am such a picky eater, but I am trying to branch out more and more. I eat a lot of veggies through the week but with the same old boring rotation. Hmmm wonder where I got that habit??!! LOL. So while looking for the ever elusive recipe for sides that isn’t just bland veggies on a plate I found this:
Source: Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries
Now doesn’t that look scrumptious? Like something that would be a good replacement for french fries! I think so. Needless to say these were so easy to make, for real!
I wanted to make these a little healthier so I made a few substitutions. For the flour I substituted almond flour. For the panko breadcrumbs I used a little more of the parmesan cheese. I also used egg whites in place of the egg.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries
3 medium zucchini, sliced into thin sticks
1/2 cup of egg whites
3 heaping Tbsp. almond flour
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Salt, pepper, and other seasonings preferred to taste
Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
In three separate bowls place the almond flour, the egg whites and the parmesan cheese. Add the garlic powder and any other seasonings into the Parmesan cheese, and set aside.
Dip the zucchini sticks into the almond flour, then egg, and then into the parmesan cheese mixture. Make sure all sides get coated well. Place the sticks on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake at 425° for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Here is how mine came out:
This is definitely going into my veggie rotation. You can also make the using flat slices as a substitute for Au Gratin Potatoes. Great way to get your veggies into your diet! What are you waiting for…go try it!
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