Saturday, September 13, 2014

Baked Zucchini Fries



Ingredients
  • 1 large egg white
  • Salt and freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 3" x 1/2" sticks
  • Marinara sauce (for dipping; quick homemade version below)

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. 
  3. In a ziplock bag, place breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cheese and shake well. 
  4. Dip zucchini sticks into eggs, then into bread crumb and cheese mixture- a few at a time and shake to coat. 
  5. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more cooking spray on top. 
  6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  7. Serve with 1/2 cup marinara sauce for dipping.

Quick Marinara Sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 small bay leaf

Directions:
  1. In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn. 
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and bay leaf. Stir and reduce heat to low.
  3. Cover and let simmer about 20 minutes.

Source: Adapted from Skinnytaste

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