Baked Zucchini Fries with Parmesan

If you’re looking for a delightful way to enjoy zucchini, these Baked Zucchini Fries with Parmesan are a must-try. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and perfectly seasoned with Parmesan cheese, they make for an irresistible snack or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat it with cooking spray.
  2. Trim the ends of the zucchinis and cut them into matchstick-like pieces, resembling fries.
  3. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.
  5. Dip each zucchini stick into the beaten eggs and then coat it with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Place the coated zucchini fries on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  7. Lightly spray the fries with cooking spray. This will help them become crispy during baking.
  8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, turning them over halfway through, until the fries are golden and crisp.
  9. Once baked, remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
  10. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and an extra sprinkle of Parmesan cheese if desired.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Baked Zucchini Fries are a healthier alternative to traditional fries, and they’re bursting with flavor thanks to the Parmesan and seasonings.

Nutrition information: Calories: 150 | Total Fat: 6g | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g

In conclusion, these Baked Zucchini Fries with Parmesan are a delightful and satisfying snack that’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy. Whether you’re serving them to picky eaters or at a gathering with friends, they’re sure to be a hit. The combination of crispy zucchini and the savory richness of Parmesan will have you reaching for seconds. Plus, knowing that you’re indulging in a healthier option makes these fries all the more appealing. So, roll up your sleeves, get those zucchinis ready, and treat yourself to a batch of these delectable zucchini fries.