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Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

I am not a French fry kind of gal. I love baked sweet potato fries, but the deep fried French fries don’t appeal to me. I had some zucchini that needed to be used, so I decided to try baked zucchini fries.

I asked Josh if he wanted some of my fries and he turned up his nose. I was kind of surprised because he loves baked sweet potato fries too and most vegetables. He didn’t like the idea of baking zucchini and calling them fries though. They sounded “too healthy” to be good. So I went along my merry way preparing the fries. He decided to make some zucchini fries too-but he fried his in olive oil on the stove.

When we sat down to eat dinner together, he asked if he could try one of MY healthy fries. I already tasted one, so I knew they were down right delicious, so of course I shared:) He tasted one, and then another and another. He loved them! He thought they were much better than his fried fries. Ha! The healthy fries win! Yahoo!

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to fries, give these a try. We dipped them in homemade marinara sauce. You can use store bought if you wish. These fries make a great side to any meal or a fun snack! Don’t forget about this recipe-I know it will come in handy when you have summer zucchini growing out your ears:)

Baked Zucchini Fries

Ingredients:

3 medium zucchini, sliced into skinny sticks
2 large egg whites, beaten
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (we make our own)
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp dried basil
Pinch of dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites with a fork until frothy.

Put the breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder and cheese on a plate-I used a pie tin. Mix well.

Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg whites and then into the bread crumb mixture, make sure all sides get coated well. Place the sticks on the prepared baking sheet. I did the sticks one by one.

Bake at 425° for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a little crispy. I turned over the fries half way through. Serve warm. We like to dip ours in marinara sauce.

If you like these baked fries, you might also like:

Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Two Peas and Their Pod
Baked Potato and Sweet Potato Chips from Two Peas and Their Pod
Baked Carrot Oven Fries from 101 Cookbooks
Oven Baked Garlic Fries from Dishing Up Delights

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170 Responses to “Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe”

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  3. Liz Kiernan — June 23, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! Just before taking them out of the oven I sprayed the fries with canola oil cooking spray which added a nice crisp. Keep the summer vegetable recipes coming please!!!

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  7. Ali — July 14, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I have just made these and they were delicious!!! Thank you for a great healthy recipe! :-)

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  14. Eve — August 5, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Just made these and they are delicious!!

  15. Genevieve — August 6, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    Great recipe – mine turned out delicious! The Parmesan cheese made the breading just that right amount of salty. I just wish I’d cut my zucchini strips skinnier, since (being zucchini) the fries naturally got moist and mushy as they cooled.

  16. gina @ skinnytaste — August 20, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    Baked is the way we always make it! Just as good as fried without the guilt :)

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  27. Emily — August 24, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

    I used ground flax seed instead of bread crumbs. I could eat a million of these. So good.

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  33. Kimberley Watkiss — February 26, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    Here in the UK we have a chain of burger restaurants called Byron and they have ‘courgette fries’ on their menu. They look just like this but unfortunately they deep fry them. Great to find a recipe for a baked version and with the addition of some herbs too, I’ll be sure to try these soon!

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  38. Dona — July 11, 2014 @ 12:48 am

    Just made these, they’re great! Just make surfe you put enough oil on the pan (not too much, not too little) to make sure the breading doesn’t stick to the pan!

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