These oven fries are a perennial favorite around our house when zucchini is abundant. Healthier than french fries, but with the same pleasing, crisp, crunch, these are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Great as an appetizer, side dish, or light main course.
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Zucchini Oven Fries
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 medium zucchini (or long yellow squash), sliced into 1/2 inch wide sticks
2 egg whites, beaten
olive oil spray
dipping sauce of choice
Preheat oven to 475ºF
Mix flours, cornmeal, and spices in a gallon-sized plastic bag. Set aside.
Line baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spray with olive oil.
Dip zucchini sticks into beaten egg white, then place in bag of flour. Shake to coat, and arrange on baking sheet. Do not allow zucchini strips to touch. Coat top with olive oil spray.
Place baking sheet in the center of the oven. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Flip zucchini strips and continue baking for 5-7 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.
Serve hot -- alone or with marinara sauce (or ketchup... or bbq sauce... or anything your heart desires).