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Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini Fries

Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 13 mins
Total time 33 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 6 zucchini fries and 2 tablespoons sauce)
These savory Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini Fries are less than 100 calories, so go ahead and splurge on their cheesy, garlicky goodness.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 small zucchini (1 1/4 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup tomato-basil pasta sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 94
  • fat 3.9 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 6.4 g
  • carbohydrate 9.3 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 58 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 251 mg
  • calcium 128 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small shallow bowl. Place egg in a separate shallow bowl.

  3. Trim ends from zucchini; cut each zucchini in half crosswise. Quarter each zucchini half lengthwise to make 24 zucchini sticks. Dip zucchini in egg; dredge in panko mixture; pressing to coat. Place zucchini on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat tops of zucchini with cooking spray.

  4. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with pasta sauce.

Cook's Notes

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