It is such an American concept; the “fry”. I totally understand why fries of all sorts are appealing, both to our taste buds, our fingers and our brains. They taste good and are easy to eat, there is no question about that. But also, our brains are wired to be drawn to foods that are crispy or crunchy or make a loud noise when we eat them because that is a sign of freshness. So as long as we’re being fresh, we might as well be a bit healthier too… Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries it is!!
With football season finally arriving, Sunday afternoon parties are about to commence and nation-wide antacid sales are about to go up again. This is a great party idea that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside… it might just help you realize just how tasty zucchini can be.
What will you need?
3 large zucchini, cut into matchsticks
2 large eggs
2/3 cup dried bread crumbs
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp paprika
Kosher salt, pepper
How do you make it?
Preheat your oven to 375 degress. Wash the zucchini and cut into matchsticks. In a medium bowl, combine the grated Parmesan dried bread crumbs, oregano, basil, paprika and mix to combine. In another medium bowl, whisk together 2 eggs. Dip each zucchini stick into the egg mixture and then dip them into the bread crumb mixture to coat the outside. Put the zucchini on a greased, rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, check on the progress after 15 minutes and toss them around a little bit.
Look at how golden and crispy they turn out!
You can serve zucchini fries plain or with some sort of dipping sauce that sounds good! I’ve heard that marinara sauce works quite well or something fun made with plain greek yogurt!
Happy Football season! What team are you cheering for?