Thursday, May 23, 2013

Recipe- Baked Zucchini Fries

I got this recipe over at Fun & Food Café.  She said she got it from a Kraft recipe, but I can't find that online.

Baked Zucchini Fries

~3 zucchini (1 lb.)
~1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
~1 packet Shake & Bake Coating Mix
~1 small egg

1)Heat oven to 450ºF.
2)Trim the zucchini -cut crosswise in half, then cut each piece into 1/4-inch sticks.
3)Add cheese to coating mix in shaker bag; shake gently to combine.
4)Whisk egg in medium bowl.
5)Add zucchini; toss to coat.
6)Use tongs to place 1/4 of the zucchini in shaker bag; close bag and shake to evenly coat.
7)Spread onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
8) Repeat with remaining zucchini.
9)Bake for 12 to 13 min. or until golden brown, turning the baking tray 180 degrees after 7 min to facilitate even baking.
10)Remove the baked fries from the oven, and serve them with your favorite dipping sauce

I love fries and I love zucchini so I was excited to try these!  I found that the 3 zucchini was too much for one dinner for us so I saved a zucchini and a half and used the second packet of Shake & Bake, another egg, and more cheese on another night.  These turned out yummy!  Not quite as crisp as I wanted.  Probably because I'm not that great with a knife and should have made them thinner.  They were perfect dipped in ranch dressing!