Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini Fries

Oxmoor House
These savory Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini Fries are less than 100 calories, so go ahead and splurge on their cheesy, garlicky goodness.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 6 zucchini fries and 2 tablespoons sauce)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 13 Minutes
Total: 33 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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January 2013