SCR: Zucchini Fries

zucchini fries with hummus

September already? Certainly doesn’t feel like it here. Nonetheless, there are several good things that September brings with it mainly football and my birthday. With the change of the month, that means another thing. It is time for the Secret Recipe Club!

My blog assignment this month was Kim’s blog Everyday Mom. She describes herself as partial to sweets, but that she’s also trying to build her skills in other culinary areas. (Sounds a little familiar to how I would describe myself).

Kim has a fun selection of recipes, and as indicated by her about me, I was immediately sucked in by her baking. This Hungarian Coffee Cake anyone? Sign me up. Nonetheless, as you can tell from my picture, I ended up choosing a savory recipe for the SRC reveal. In fact, these zucchini fries worked perfectly to use up a zucchini that had been living in the crisper drawer for awhile…

zucchini fries

So how were they? Really good. The Panko makes them surprisingly crunchy (a word I thought I’d never use with zucchini?). As Kim indicates, they are great on their own, but my favorite was in a white bean and basil hummus. Yum! Definitely a recipe to keep in mind for zucchini season. Enjoy! 

(Printable Recipe)

Zucchini Fries
Adapted from Everyday Mom

Ingredients:
1 lb. zucchini cut into medium-large strips
1/2 cup whole wheat Panko bread crumbs
1/2 Tbsp. (1-1/2 tsp) Italian seasoning 
lemon zest to taste
1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1 egg, beaten with 1 tsp. water 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. If needed, grease a baking sheet.

In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Add flour and egg mixture to separate bowls (you will have 3 total).

Dredge each zucchini strip through the mixtures in this order – flour, egg, bread crumb mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bread crumbs start to look golden brown. 

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