Healthy Parmesan Zucchini Fries
If you have not tried zucchini “fries” or “chips”, you are missing out! I have made this recipe in both “chip” shape and “fry” shape, and they both are fantastic!
4 small-medium Zucchini
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs regular or whole wheat
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 1/2 tbsp parkay spray butter
1 spray Pam cooking spray
Gather all ingredients, a cookie sheet, a knife, a medium bowl, and a large Ziploc baggie. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Clean the zucchini and slice the zucchini into long thin pieces.
Mix the egg whites, spray butter, and black pepper in a bowl by beating them together with a fork or a whisk.
Pour the panko bread crumbs and the grated parmesan cheese into the large Ziploc baggie. Make sure to mix these two ingredients well. Place the bag close to the "egg wash" bowl. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and make sure this is near the panko crumbs/parmesan cheese baggie as well.
Take each zucchini slice, one by one, and coat with the egg wash. Next, place in the baggie and make sure to coat the entire zucchini with the parmesan breadcrumbs.
Place the coated zucchini fries on the prepared cookie sheet and continue this process until all zucchini fries are coated.
Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes on 375 degree. After 20 minutes, remove from the oven and flip each zucchini fry. Place back into the oven for an additional 20 minutes and remove from the oven when you have reached desired "brownness." Feel free to broil for 1-2 minutes if need be! Enjoy!