Let’s face it, we Americans love our french fries. Those fried pieces of starchy goodness are just what we need to eat alongside a sandwich or wrap, or even during a fun evening with friends to help fight off a wicked hangover. But what about the guilt? Now you can have your “fries” and eat them too. The use of zucchini makes this a much healthier option that you won’t feel guilty about later. Check out the health benefits of zucchini here. Enjoy!
Cornmeal-Breaded Zucchini Fries
1 medium zucchini (approximately 2 – 2-1/2″ in diameter)
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1-1/2 cups water
oil for the pan
Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
In a small wide bowl, mix together cornmeal, chili powder and garlic salt; Set aside.
Slice zucchini into sticks approximately 3/4-inch wide by 4-inches long. Dip each stick in water and shake off excess moisture. Dredge sticks in cornmeal mixture, ensuring that each is thoroughly coated. Place approximately 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheet and spray with cooking oil. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.