Saturday, January 15, 2011
Baked Zucchini Fries
The original recipe called for whole wheat bread crumbs which would be great but the cheapest bread crumbs were the ones that I got. They were just some panko but it made me kind of sad that the healthiest options are consistently the most expensive. yet people believe that with nutritional education alone we can solve obesity problems. It's just a weird and depressing situation the world is in.
recipe on two peas and their pod but I changed up the spices in the bread crumbs just a bit. And of course I used the cheap-o bread crumbs.
3 medium zucchinis cut into thin spears
2 egg whites
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and either spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. In a small bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy. In another bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, and spices.
2. Take spears of zucchini and individually dip them in the egg whites, roll them in the breadcrumbs, then set them on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat this with the rest of the fries. Bake in the oven for about twenty minutes, flipping them over once halfway through.