Low-Cal Fried (Baked) Zucchini

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Low-Cal Fried (Baked) Zucchini from favfamilyrecipes.com

We love fried zucchini, this is a way that we can enjoy it without the guilt and it is every bit as good!  Just a few tips, when you are purchasing or growing zucchini, smaller is actually better!  The bigger they get the more flavor they lose.  My husband actually worked at a zucchini farm when he was in high school and if they got too big, they couldn’t sell it.  I like to cut the it at a bit of an angle so the spears are more like ovals instead of circles.  This is great served with some marinara or light ranch for dipping!

Low-Cal Fried (Baked) Zucchini

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Ingredients

  • 4-5 small zucchini spears, cut on an angle
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 c. Italian-style bread crumbs or finely blended croutons
  • 1/2 c. parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Butter or cooking spray

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Combine eggs and milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.
  • Dip each zucchini piece into the egg mixture, then dip into bread crumbs until evenly coated in crumbs. Place zucchini on baking sheet, spray the top of each with cooking/butter spray and then bake in the oven at 425-degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • For an added crisp, turn the oven to broil and cook for about 30-45 seconds longer or until golden (watch them closely to prevent burning). Remove from oven and serve hot with ranch dressing or marinara/pizza sauce for dipping.
  • *If you really want them fried, you can follow the same preparation instructions but instead of baking: fry in a shallow pan of vegetable oil, turning once to brown on each side.
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Comments

  1. Katie says:

    This looks great! I can't wait to try it!

  2. Marie says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe. We have zucchini planted and plan to use this when we have some ready to eat.
    Love,
    Marie

  3. kathleen says:

    hello Good Day, i just want you to know that i really enjoy
    looking arround in your websiteand thanks for sharing imformation

    -kathy
    www.healthandwellnessconsultants.com

  4. Liz says:

    I am planning on making this with the organic zukes we are having delivered this week. YUM!

  5. Amy says:

    MMM, I made these last night with my garden zucchini and they were fantastic!

  6. Erica says:

    Hey everyone, I don't know what happened, but some of your comments were deleted on this post! Here are some of the comments people have posted:

    Katie said…

    This looks great! I can't wait to try it!

    Posted by Katie to Favorite Family Recipes at May 11, 2011 1:02 PM

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    Marie said…

    Thanks so much for this recipe. We have zucchini planted and plan to use this when we have some ready to eat.
    Love,
    Marie

    Posted by Marie to Favorite Family Recipes at May 11, 2011 8:09 PM

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    Kathy said…

    hello Good Day, i just want you to know that i really enjoy
    looking arround in your websiteand thanks for sharing imformation

    -kathy
    www.healthandwellnessconsultants.com

    Posted by kathleen to Favorite Family Recipes at May 12, 2011 12:30 AM

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    Liz said…

    I am planning on making this with the organic zukes we are having delivered this week. YUM!

    Posted by Liz to Favorite Family Recipes at May 12, 2011 7:28 AM

  7. She Loves The Color Pink says:

    Made this and they turned out great! Thanks!

  8. Liz says:

    Love fried zucchini, or baked. Thanks so much.

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