I made these zucchini fries multiple times and I love them. As I kids I often ate fried zucchini. Fried zucchini was similar but used crackers as breading and the rounds were fried in oil. This figure friendly version is just as good. Plus all the zucchini fries are done cooking at once. Much easier for the cook how never gets to eat because they are cooking the dinner.
We served the fries with ketchup or homemade healthier ranch dressing to dip.
- 2 medium zucchini, cut into fry size pieces
- 2-3 Tbs flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbs Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
First place sliced zucchini in a large colander in the sink and sprinkle with 1-2 Tbs salt. Allow to sweat out any moisture for at least 30 minutes. Rinse clean and pat dry.
Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl (large enough for each piece of zucchini to fit down into) beat eggs with about 1 Tbs water.
In a pie pan combine bread crumbs, cheese, and seasoning mix until combined.
Sprinkle towel dried zucchini sticks with 1-2 Tbs flour, this will help the coating stick to the zucchini.
Dip 2-3 sticks at a time into egg and then into bread crumbs. One hand is wet for the egg dipping and the other hand is dry to dip into the bread crumb mixture.
Continue dipping each stick and place them on the prepared sheet pan until you are finished.
Lightly spray the fries with a bit of grapeseed or olive oil.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through. Enjoy!