Yesterday I searched around for zucchini recipes. Besides simply steaming it with a few seasonings, I've made zucchini bread/cupcakes. I found recipes for zucchini quiche, zucchini pancakes, zucchini cookies, and zucchini fries. I thought I would try my hand at zucchini fries. They're baked so these fries are a pretty healthy alternative to potato fries.
1. Mix one egg, 2 T. milk, garlic powder, and parsley or oregano or basil.
2. Mix together Italian breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper.
3. Slice zucchini into fry-like strips. I cut up three zucchini and it made two pans of fries.
I also peeled the zucchini (not real easy.)
Prep took me 30-45 min. It's probably much faster with 2+ people.
Dip each zucchini fry in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumbs mixture, then arrange on the pan. I got impatient and just dumped the egg mixture over the zucchini and poured the breadcrumbs over it all and tried mixing it up by hand. Don't do this! It was way too moist and the breadcrumbs did not stick to the zucchini very well. They smelled so delicious though!
4. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn fries and bake 5 more minutes.
POST-LUNCH UPDATE: These were not very good reheated in the microwave. The breadcrumbs were all mushy. I suppose all fries are best straight from the oven … I could see zucchini working well in a Thanksgiving stuffing because that's kind of what they're like the second time around. Hopefully I will develop and perfect this recipe so in the future my fries come out crisp and not looking like trash.