Baked Parmesan Zucchini Curly Fries – This healthful recipe combines bar food favorites–fried zucchini and curly fries–into one tempting package deal. Serve these baked zucchini fries with a easy dipping sauce made with ranch dressing and marinara sauce for a crowd-attractive appetizer or a issue dish for burgers, fowl or pizza. No depend what you serve them with, they may be a amusing way to consume more greens for kids and adults alike.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Curly Fries
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
¾ ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated
4 large egg whites, lightly beaten
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup lower-sodium marinara sauce
1 cup panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
¼ cup light ranch dressing
12 ounces spiralized zucchini noodles
¼ cup cornstarch
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Place cornstarch in a shallow dish. Place egg whites in a separate shallow dish. Stir together panko, Parmesan and oregano in a third shallow dish.
- Coarsely chop zucchini noodles into 5- or 6-inch-long pieces. Working in batches, dredge the noodles in the cornstarch; shake off excess. Dredge in the egg whites; shake off excess. Dredge in the panko mixture; shake off excess. Arrange the noodles, well spaced apart, in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Coat with cooking spray.
- Bake until golden and crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with salt.
- Combine ranch and marinara in a shallow bowl; serve alongside the fries.