Spin off on last week: Zucchini Fries

I feel like I should say something about this recipe. It was really more of a “I have leftover breading stuff and rotting zucchini” kind of thing. However, it did seem to work out quite well and paired nicely with a boca burger. The nice thing I find about zucchini is that, unlike eggplant, it has very little flavor of it’s own. This makes it ideal for things like fries, pizza bases, rice, and hashbrowns (a little trick I learned while doing low carb for awhile).

Without further adieu, here’s the recipe!

I can't believe it's not fries

Zucchini Fries makes a plate full of fries

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into french fry shape
  • Eggbeaters, egg whites or whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • Oat bran/Wheat bran
  • Spices: garlic powder, onion powder, salt/pepper, cayenne pepper (if you like your fries a little spicy)
  • Dipping sauce (I decided to be lazy here and go for ketchup)

→Preheat oven to 450 F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
Mix the oat bran, wheat bran, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt/pepper in a shallow dish (I used about 75% oat bran and 25% wheat bran. The total amount doesn’t matter all that much because whatever sticks sticks and whatever doesn’t doesn’t).
Put the egg substitute in another small baking dish.
Dip the zucchini “fries” first in the egg and then in the breading mixture. Place on the cookie sheet.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes (mine was a toaster oven so it probably finished a little faster), turning over half way through.
Enjoy (preferably with a boca burger).

Does this sound familiar? That’s because it is! It’s the exact same thing as the eggplant pizza. Just another creative use of the concept. Any other ideas?


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