Baked Zucchini Fries

2016-11-30
  • Yield : 10 Fries
  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 45m

This week’s recipe post brought to you by the sweet deal I got on zucchini at the Aldi grocery store this past Sunday!

After a nice week home for thanksgiving, it was time for me to head back to college for a grueling three weeks of final papers and presentations. Before I came back, I made my usual stop to the grocery store to stock up for the coming weeks. Aldi is always my go to for cheap produce, and this trip did not dissapoint. In addition to my usual haul of kale, spinach, mushrooms and brussels, I picked up 6 zucchinis – $2 for all of them! Woo!

We all love french fries, no denying that. But too often the word “fries” go hand in hand with words like greasy, salty, and fatty. THIS JUST IN!! Fries can be healthy. Especially when you make them yourself. Being in control of the ingredients and cooking method goes a long (and tasty) way.

One of my favorite variations has always been baked sweet potato fries – but with the influx of zucchini I had this week, I decided to get creative.

In addition to being oil-free, these zucchini fries are surprisingly crunchy, satisfying and a great way to sneak in an extra serving of greens. (as if any of you plant-based eaters need help with that 😉 )

Serve them warm with your favorite dipping sauce and make every day feel like a fryday!

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Ingredients

  • 1-2 zucchinis
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy variety)
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t seasoned salt
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Method

Step 1

1. Slice zucchini into steak fries pieces, lay them out on a tray and salt. Let sit for 20 minutes

Step 2

2. While this is happening, lay out ingredients for dipping. One bowl for bread crumbs +spices, one bowl for flour and a last for almond milk

Step 3

3. Once zucchini slices are done sitting, preheat the oven and begin the process of dredging slices for coating. Bring the slices one at a time through the flour, followed by the milk and lastly through the bread crumbs. Repeat twice per fry until generously coated.

Step 4

4. Lay out breaded fries on a non-stick baking sheet and bake on 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until outside is crispy.

Step 5

5. Cool, plate and serve with avocado dipping sauce! (Made mine with Live, Eat, Learn recipe - search "avocado dipping sauce" on their site!)

 

My name is Lauren Bossi; I run Track & Field at the University of Hartford in CT. I've got a passion for running and vegan eats. When I'm not wandering around the aisles of the grocery store - I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, writing puns and tag-saling.

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  1. posted by maria vigorito on January 11, 2017

    what is the oven temp for this recipe

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    • posted by Lachelle Clemons on March 12, 2017

      Based on another recipe, I’m just going to do 350 degrees.

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      • posted by Lauren Bossi on March 12, 2017

        My apologies, 425 degrees!

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  2. posted by Lachelle Clemons on March 12, 2017

    You never say preheat the oven to which temperature…

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