Baked Zucchini Fries with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce


While we were recently in Los Angeles for 2 weeks, we ate.  A lot.  When you're hopping from one hotel to another, you're forced to eat out, a lot!  And as much as you may try to eat healthy at restaurants, it's never easy.  Especially after 2 weeks.  Veggie burger?  Not so bad.  With french fries? Sure, okay.  Salad?  Healthy.  With a Fried Zucchini Sticks appetizer?  Yes!!  After devouring an order of those, it got me thinking about making a healthier alternative when I got home, which is exactly what I did last night.  And guess what?  We devoured them as well!  Crispy baked shell, tender, juicy zucchini inside with a tangy, yogurt-based sauce.  Fried food, schmied schmood.  

Baked Zucchini Fries with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce
(Makes approx. 24 "fries" and 1 cup sauce)

For Fries:

2 zucchinis, cut into 3-inch spears
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp salt, divided
1 tsp pepper, divided
2 large egg whites

Preheat oven to 425.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Crack egg whites into a small bowl, stirring briefly.  In another bowl, stir together flour with 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper.  In one more bowl, stir together bread crumbs, Parmesan and remaining salt and pepper.  Taking one spear at a time, dip first in the flour (shaking off any excess), then in the egg whites and finally in the bread crumbs, pressing lightly with your fingers to make sure crumbs coat zucchini.  Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining spears.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, until fries are golden.  

For sauce:

1 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup diced, peeled cucumber
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir.


Julie said...

We have Zucchini growing in our garden. I am anxious to try this recipe when they are ready! Yum!

Athena said...

Yes. Yes. This looks awesome. That cucumber sauce looks so easy and refreshing! I will have to try this before the season's over. Summer is for dippin'!

tara said...

Yum, these look so good!

My husband and I have been living out of hotels for the past three weeks and OMG it's impossible to eat healthy! I can't wait to make these when we have a home again!

Sara Cobb said...

I'm definitely making these zucchini fries! Love your blog :) I may substitute red peppers for the cucumber (not a huge cucumber fan) but might give the sauce an interesting variety!


Linda said...

Mmmm... I'll definitely be trying this recipe...

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Jordan said...

Baked zucchini sticks used to be my regular lunch when I was in college. Sometimes I was too lazy to crack the eggs (yes, sadly, it's true), so I'd dip the zucchini in almond milk instead. Works just as well! I can't wait to try them with the yogurt sauce, though! Yum!


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