Veggies

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Curly Fries

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
¼ cup cornstarch
4 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 cup panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
¾ ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated (see Tip)
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
12 ounces spiralized zucchini noodles (see Tip)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup light ranch dressing
¼ cup lower-sodium marinara sauce

Directions:

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.

Tips

Tips: Finely grate Parmesan using the medium holes of box grater (you should get about 1/4 cup).

Look for a package of fresh zucchini noodles in the produce department, or make your own zucchini noodles; you’ll need about 3 medium or 2 large zucchini for 12 ounces of zoodles.

Equipment: Parchment paper

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