May: Zucchini Fries

I know.  I know.  I’m on a bit of a zucchini kick.  Buuuuut they’re soooo delicious and plentiful at grocery stores right now.

So we’re getting another Zucchini recipe for May!

My main mission for 2015 is a simple one:  Getting and Staying Happy.  In order to achieve this lofty goal I applied a START-STOP-CONTINUE approach.  And so I’ve decided to START cooking more – using recipes I’ve never tried before and sharing my culinary mis/adventures on the blog once a month.

I’ve even created a sub-menu on my homepage under REVIEWS on the homepage for you – my readers –  to find them easily…and hopefully try a few yourself. 🙂

May’s recipe:  Zucchini Fries

These are light and lean, as these zucchini  strips get breaded and baked, instead of thrown into a deep fryer.  AND if you wanted, you could just use egg whites to lower the cholesterol content.


  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese **optional**
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable cooking spray
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 425° and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.  
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 425° and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
STEP 2: Whisk an egg white in a small bowl, and add milk. Add ground pepper and salt here if you like.
STEP 3: Cut zucchini into 3-inch sticks and STEP 4: Dip zucchini sticks into egg mixture.
STEP 5: Then roll each stick into the breadcrumb mixture (combine parmesan and seasoned breadcrumbs in a separate bowl.      I’ve used store bought PC Italian Herb breadcrumbs.  OPTION: You could use that Japanese panko crumbs too!
STEP 6:  Place zucchini on sheet. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until golden brown.  (FYI: This is the amount 1 zucchini yielded.)
STEP 7: Eat them!

Who doesn’t love crunchy finger foods that are easy to make, good for you and shareable? 🙂

Variation: here’s what they look like when covered in Japanese Panko Breadcrumbs  – they are oh-so delicious!

What do you think of this recipe?  Do you think you’d give it a try yourself?  How would you improve or change it for the better?  Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below.

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