Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Most Tasty Zucchini Fries Ever (Zucchini pommes)

Zuccini FriesThese zucchini fries are taaaasty. Eat them alone as a snack, with a burger, or with some type of fancier meal (we ate ours with a baked chicken breast/bell pepper recipe). The great thing about these fries is while they are tasty tasty tasty they are also very easy to make and super healthy in comparison to other potato based fries or fried zucchini sticks.

Take the time to make them and to make the sauce and you will be oh so happy and addicted.

For one large zucchini (enough for us to be totally stuffed full of fries)

One large zucchini
About 1/2-3/4 cup flour
1 egg (with water) or two eggs (plain)
1 cup bread crumbs
paprika, garlic, salt, cayenne, Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 425 F (220 C)

Start by slicing your zucchini into fry-like strips. We found that the best/ easiest way is to cut the zucchini in half (short ways) and then again in half (long ways) and then to make strips.

Then, set out three shallow bowls. In one add your flour and season with salt, garlic, and if you would like cayenne or paprika (or anything else that sounds good to you).

In the second bowl crack your egg and whisk. We are trying to eat *healthier* so we used one egg and added a little water to make it last longer. If you do not want to add water you will need two eggs.

In the third bowl place your breadcrumbs and season again with salt, garlic, anything else you think sounds good, and some Parmesan cheese. We used so little cheese that we could not really taste it so we may skip it next time. If you use a good amount of cheese we bet it is delicious.

Dip each zucchini stick into the flour, cover completely, and then dip it in the egg and finally the breadcrumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet. If you want to try to do a lot of the zucchini at once you can, just be careful. If you use the same hand for the egg and the dry ingredients you end up with a lot of the coating on your hands and not the zucchini. Although it takes longer, one at a time seems like the way to go.

Bake for 10 minutes on 425 F (220 C). Flip and bake for another 10 minutes.

During the baking we made a marinara dipping sauce using the same recipe we use for nachos.
All you need is a can of plain diced tomatoes (pizza tomatoes in Germany) kept in a sauce. Heat up on the stove, add spices and sugar to taste and you are finished.

Serve with anything or just eat alone with the dipping sauce as a snack. Yum yum :)

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