Featured Recipe: Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries


Thanks to The Foodie Physician for today’s featured recipe!  These “fries” aren’t fried at all, but instead baked in the oven until nice and crispy.  I have a feeling that many picky-eaters will enjoy this fun recipe.

Featured Recipe: Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, preferably whole wheat
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound), cut into sticks
  • Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet and spray or brush it with olive oil.
  2. Prepare your breading station. Place the flour on a plate or shallow dish. Mix the egg with 1 tablespoon water in a second dish. In a third dish, mix the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt together until well combined.
  3. Working in batches, dip the zucchini into the flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip into the egg and finally the breadcrumbs, coating all sides well with the mixture. Place the zucchini fries on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven until fries are golden brown and tender, 18-22 minutes. Cool and serve with your favorite dipping sauce like Ranch or marinara.