Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries are a healthy snack or side dish that won't make you feel guilty!
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Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: Melissa | Persnickety Plates

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • Flour Mixture
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional - if you like a little heat
  • Egg Mixture
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk I used 2%
  • Breading Mixture
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs - seasoned with salt pepper & lemon pepper

Instructions

  • Cut your zucchini into approximately 3" pieces, about the size of your finger.
  • Put the zucchini pieces into a colander over a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Let them drain for at least an hour.
  • After the hour (or so) is up, rinse the zucchini with cool water and pat them dry with paper towel.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with olive oil. Or use a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • In one bowl, combine the flour, garlic salt, onion powder & red pepper flakes. Mix to combine.
  • In another bowl, combine egg and milk. Whisk to combine.
  • In a third bowl, combine the panko and seasonings. Mix to combine.
  • Set up an assembly line - flour mix, egg mix then panko mix.
  • Dip each piece of zucchini first into the flour, then the egg, then the panko. Fully coating each piece. I HIGHLY recommend keeping one hand dry, one hand wet. You'll be happy you did.
  • Line the prepared zucchini pieces onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until they start to brown. Check on them and flip each one. Bake for another 10 minutes or so until golden brown and crispy.
  • Again, I make a simple dipping sauce of Ranch dressing mixed with Frank's Red Hot Sauce.

Notes

I actually ate this batch as a main dish but it would serve 2-4 as a side dish.
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