Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

I’m literally eating these zucchini sticks while I’m writing this post. I’m getting salt on the keyboard. But I can’t stop eating them. And I knew I needed to blog about these right away. Well, right after I instagrammed them.

I can’t even take credit for them. But when I walked in from church, a little while before the Super Bowl, my roommates were whipping these up for the party. I had a post all planned for today, but after tasting these, I knew this needed to be shared asap. I’ve actually made a similar recipe (these faux fried zucchini chips) but these zucchini sticks are more of a “general” crowd pleaser. (If you’re used to Fiber One, try the faux fried zucchini chips. If not, stick with these.)

zucchini fries

 

Oven Baked Zucchini Fries

Adapted from this recipe

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, (about 3 medium), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch sticks
  • 2 egg whites
  • Blue cheese, marinara, or hot sauce (for dipping)

Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Mix all of your dry ingredients into a bowl. Dip zucchini in egg white, and roll into dry coating. Arrange them so they’re not touching, on the baking sheet. Coat all exposed sides with cooking spray. Bake on the center rack for 10 minutes. Turn the zucchini and coat any floury spots with cooking spray. Continue to bake until golden and just tender, about 8 to 10 minutes more.

Serve with a few different kinds of dips (I liked hot salsa) and you’ve got a great party snack.

I munched on way too many of these while watching the game commercials. But I suppose that’s better than diving face first into the tortilla chips. Right? Balance, I’m telling you.

What did you snack on yesterday?

Comments

  1. I’ve tried baking zucchini before and failed, miserably. These look so good though I’m totally giving it another shot!
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  2. I’ve made fries out of lots of veggies, but not zucchini. Very interesting!! I’ve made zucchini chips, so I can imagine these are good too!
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  3. I tried making zuchinni fries a while back and they didn’t turn out so well! They were soggy and eggy and just plain nasty! Will definitely be giving these a try sometime soon. Zuchinni is a staple in our household and I’m always looking for fun ways to cook with it. Thanks, Liz!
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  4. Those sound so easy :) Thanks for sharing!
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  5. What a wonderful superbowl snack, I adore zucchini fries!!! I’ve never had them made with corn meal though but I think that’s a fantastic idea. And definitely better than their tortilla chip counterparts so a couple (few?) extra won’t hurt!! ;)
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  6. mmmm I love zucchini. Need to try this!
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  7. Mmmm these sound pretty delicious. We just chowed on popcorn during the game…nothing too exciting!
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  8. These look yumm! Thanks for the recipe going to make them this week.
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  9. I wonder if I could try Chia Seeds instead of the egg? Look awesome tho!
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  10. Looks so good, Liz! I’d love to try these.
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  11. I saw these on instagram and instantly thought they looked delish, even though i HATE zucchini. I do end up loving anything coated and baked and crispy!
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  12. Yes, please!

    That is all. :)
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  13. Yummm, these look amazing! I’ve never thought of zucchini fries before – I might have to try it out!
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  14. oo clever!! I never thought of doing this lol I’ve had zucchini fries out once, but def never thought of making them on my own lol
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  15. I love baked zucchini fries…this is the only way I can get my step son to eat zucchini and he actually loves them! Thanks for the recipe :)
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  16. ooo these look so good! At least once a week I’ll make veggie burgers/veggie dogs for convenience and I’ll normally cook sweet potato or steak fries with them, but these would be a great alternative!!
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  17. I made homemade date/nut bars that I still need to post.
    These look fantastic! I love zucchini and can’t wait to try these!
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  18. I LOVE zucchini and any healthy recipe that imitates french fries. Thanks so much for sharing! :)
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  19. I am going through an “I love zucchini” phase right now- I’m eating it with both lunch & dinner on a daily basis so I shall definitely be trying this recipe out! Thanks for sharing, Liz!
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  20. yum! i love the idea of using a healthy something like zucchini and turning them into fries!
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  21. Yum! Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies! :) These look delicious (and what a healthy spin on the typical fry!!)
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  22. I’ve never made zucchini fries before but they look great!
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  23. Such an easy recipe, yum!

  24. Mmmm! Great way to use summer squash.
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  25. I felt same way about ovenbaked eggplant fries. I havent tried zucchini yet but just reading this post,- i want to make them now! Loved the commercials this year :) and Beyonce ofcourse.
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  26. ohh i love zucchini fries! Yesterday I didn’t really do much snacking. My day actually consisted of studying, eating meals & naps. Ha!
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  27. Wow, those look so, so good. I’ve made courgette chips before but just plain; I bet the coating takes them to a whole new level… on the list to make!
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  28. This makes me even sadder that I can’t find decent zucchini anywhere right now. I can’t wait ’til it’s zucchini season again!
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  29. These look amazing!! I’ll have to try them (gluten-free, of course ;))
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  30. Oh man, I loooove zucchini! I tried making oven-baked zucchini fries before (obviously not your specific recipe), but they didn’t come out that great, unfortunately. I’m going to bookmark this one and see if it comes out better! Zucchini just gets really soggy easily — I think that’s the problem.
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    • Sometimes it helps if you slice the zucchini and wrap it in a paper towel for a little while. It helps absorb the water and makes it less soggy!

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