Thursday, May 19, 2011

Faux Fried Zucchini Sticks

I have tried multiple different oven frying techniques and this I have to say was the best one yet.  I tweaked the recipe from the original I had first read.  I always joke with my boyfriend that most things I make are "figure friendly" but this one actually is.  So indulge!

Some facts on zucchini (from
  1. A zucchini has (about depending on size of course) only 25 calories!
  2. You can also eat the flowers of the zucchini plant (stuffed with cheese and fried are yummy!)
  3.  Zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  4. The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash.

  • Cooking spray of your choice
  • 2 eggs beaten with a splash of water (can use only egg whites to be even healthier!)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of cornmeal (if you dont have cornmeal you can use just regular flour- cornmeal gives it a different texture and slight taste difference)
  • about 3 medium zucchinis cut into sticks about the size of your index finger (cut zucchini in half lengthwise into about 6-8 pieces then just cut in half the other way)
  • salt and pepper (about 2 teaspoons each)
  1. Preheat oven to 475°F
  2. Put the beaten eggs in one container
  3. Put the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper in another
  4. Put the zucchini in the egg first then dredge in the flour mixture
  5. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean up!) sprayed with the cooking spray and then line up the sticks in one layer, try not to let them touch.
  6. Spray the cooking spray all over the zucchini so it doesn't look like there are any "dry" flour spots.
  7. Pop in the oven for 10-20 mins. Or cook until crispy and golden brown.


sickchika said...

Love the tips for us rookies! Very helpful! ;)

Tina said...

Baked is a much better way to cook these, I think that by frying them the health aspect is gone. Nice recipe-thanks for sharing.

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