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.)
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.