I made these last night as an appetizer and they were heavenly! Vanessa was chowing down like a champ and Philip tried to resist (he failed) because he had a hockey game. Eating before a game for him is no bueno. He only had a couple nibbles and I had way more than I had intended. I completely forgot it was hockey night, which meant more for me!
Enough fluff, on to the recipe!
Baked Zucchini Fries w/ Sweet Chili Marinara
2 large zucchini sliced into fries
1 egg (beaten)
Pinch of salt & pepper
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Equals parts marinara sauce and sweet chili sauce
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with a light coat of cooking spray.
2. Toss the zucchini “fries” with the beaten egg, salt, and pepper.
3. Combine the seasoned bread crumbs and the panko in a large ziplock bag. Add a few fries at a time and use the “shake and bake” method.
4. Place the coated zucchini on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, turning half way through.
Just a heads up, I noticed that the fries cut from the center of the zucchini were a little soggier and didn’t crisp up like the portions with the skin. Also the thicker slices were less crisp and the portions cut too thin burnt a little. So keep an eye out and cut your zucchini evenly (unlike me). Enjoy!
Author: Maria Ibbitson (Craft Crazy Mom)
Navy Wife. Mother. Photographer. Crafter. Blogger. Obsessed with glitter, cotton swabs, and the color white. Fueled by coffee, stinky cheese and red wine. Adores her family, blogging and taking pictures along the way. This blog is dedicated to life, love & diy.