Zucchini Fries

I’ve written before about my garden’s ridiculous zucchini growth. These plants are producing at a wild rate and keeping up with them has been challenging (and there’s FIVE of us in this garden bed!) After a disastrous attempt to simply saute zucchini, I decided that I’m going to stick to the semi-unhealthy route of covering everything in breadcrumbs and/or frying. I wish those solutions could be applied to every problem! But alas, my desire to find a healthy way to consume everything inspired these oven baked fries. I served these with cumin & mint yogurt.

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Zucchini Fries

  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into batons
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Seasoning of your choice: paprika, basil, salt, oregano to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 420.
  2. Set up your dredging station: a shallow bowl with the egg, another shallow bowl with the breadcrumbs and seasoning, a foil lined baking sheet lightly greased with olive oil.
  3. Take a zucchini stick and dip it in the egg and then the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the baking sheet, leaving some space in between each fry. Repeat until you run out of zucchini.
  4. Bake for 8-9 minutes and flip the fries. Bake for another 8-9 minutes until both sides are golden and crispy. Serve with an aioli, hummus, yogurt sauce, etc.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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