Easy Zucchini Fries

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I’ve got FOOTBALL on the brain as college games (Go Jackets!) are in full swing and my girls only NFL “Fantasy Football – Lipstick League” enters it’s 4th week… and nothing compliments a good game better than some great food, like this easy zucchini fries recipe.

I’m planning a big tailgate with friends for the Georgia Tech vs. Clemson game on November 15th, and I’ve started experimenting with fun easy recipes I can mix into the standard burger & dogs menu.  I think these baked easy zucchini fries are a great option (especially if you want to switch it up from standard ‘ol french fries).

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese (the fresher the better!)
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk (or almond milk)
  • ¼ cup Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Olive Oil
  • Large baking sheet

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How To Make It:

  • Preheat the oven to 425º F
  • Prep a large baking sheet with a light coat of olive oil rubbed on it to prevent the zucchini from sticking to the pan (cooking spray works fine too)
  • Rinse the zucchini
  • Longways (I know, it’s the least technical word I could use here)… slice the zucchini into 8 sticks each
  • Whisk the milk & egg in a bowl until mixed
  • In a separate bowl, combine: breadcrumbs, cheese, Italian seasoning,  & garlic powder
  • Dip the zucchini strips into the milk/egg mixture thoroughly
  • Roll each zucchini strip in the breadcrumb mixture until completely covered
  • Lay the zucchini strips along the baking sheet so they are not touching
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Serve & enjoy!

[disclaim]Note: The thinner you slice the zucchini sticks, the crispier they will be (same concept as french fries).  So if you want crispy zucchini fries, cut more sticks than 8 each!

Be careful not to cut the sticks too thick though, otherwise you’ll end up with a soggy mush in the middle when you bite into them.[/disclaim]

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So even if you’re not a big fan of my beloved alma mater, GA Tech, it doesn’t really matter… because if you’re a big fan of finger foods, this smart alternative to french fries is your key to wowing everyone with a healthier and delicious game time snack!

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Let me know what you think next time you serve up these baked zucchini fries!  I would love to hear about your easy or healthy game day recipes – don’t forget to share them with us in the comments below!

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