Baked Zucchini fries are a delicious way to serve zucchini. These kid-friendly veggie fries are a healthy alternative to regular french fries. Zucchini fries are a great way to add veggies to the dinner plate.
Baked Zucchini Fries
Baked zucchini fries are a delicious side dish. They are a perfect autumn serve and a great way to use fresh zucchini. These veggie fries are kid-friendly with a whole lot of goodness and just the right amount of crispiness. These baked veggies fries are a great alternative to traditional French Fries.
These flavorful bites are a fun recipe to make together as a family because Family Meals Matter.
The more that children are involved in the process of helping to make dinner and create new recipes, the more foods they are willing to try which will help expand their palate and food interests. Meal prep and dinner time is the perfect time for conversation!
Here is the recipe to slice, dredge and bake!
- 2 zucchinis, small to medium
- 1 cup whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 eggs
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Remove the ends of the zucchini. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut each long half of the zucchini in half again to create four quarters per zucchini. Cut each quarter into then wedges to create your zucchini fries.
In a bowl stir together the seasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them together.
Dredge each zucchini fry in the whipped egg mixture and then into the seasoned bred crumbs until fully covered.
Place each fry on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake the zucchini fries for 15 to 20 minutes.
Heating Leftovers: Heat leftover baked zucchini fries in a 400 degree oven for crispiness; that’s if there are any leftovers (wink). Leftover zucchini fries are soggy if you heat them in the microwave.
Cooking with Kids: Every recipe is filled with life skills that encourage children’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe:
- Following directions
- Measuring ingredients
- Cutting and knife safety
- Baking and oven safety
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