ok, so i know it's not healthy, but i love everything fried... sorry for that, do you mind? so when i came across these zucchini fries on acozykitchen, i was immediately smitten. and: fried in the oven = not as bad as deep fried, right? (my reasoning is always so nicely self-deceiving... very grown-up of me...)
these zucchini fries are easy to make, and they most certainly make up for the perfect friday night in-front-of-the-tv dinner (not that i ever do that) for yourself or your loved one. or you could use them as a nice side dish (though i don't know with what, really... sorry, my imagination might just have left me today. it's been a hellufa day... my iphone's screen broke... don't make me cry!)
adapted from a cozy kitchen
3-4 zucchini, cut into batons
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs, beaten
preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius. prepare the fritter fries coating: on one plate, mix together the bread crums, parmesan cheese, oregano, salt and pepper. in a small bowl, beat the two large eggs.
cut the zucchini into batons (on a cozy kitchen you find nice instructions, by the way), then first dip the zucchinis into the eggs, then into the bread crumb mixture. cover from all sides. then place the batons on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until they are golden and a little crisp around the edges. you could eat them with sauce (i.e. mayonnaise, aioli). or just skip (at least those) calories and forget about a dip altogether. ketchup! why not, eh?