Baked Zucchini Sticks
The next time you're craving french fries, try this version that substitutes zucchini for potatoes and breadcrumbs for frying. Cooked zucchini is a good source of Vitamin A, which is great for gum health. It's not only tooth-friendly – it's overall health-friendly!
3 medium zucchini, cut into 3” sticks
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon pizza seasoning or mixed Italian herbs
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the zucchini sticks in a colander in the sink and sprinkle with the tablespoon of salt. This will help some of the water drain out of the zucchini. After at least an hour, rinse the zucchini and pat it dry. Combine the panko, Parmesan cheese, and pizza seasoning in a small bowl and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk with a fork. Dip each zucchini stick in eggs then roll the sticks in the crumb mixture and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes, then turn the sticks over and bake for an additional eight minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
Recipe courtesy of http://www.piarecipes.com/2012/10/baked-zucchini-sticks-and-sweet-onion.html