So, I keep trying different recipes...some are great and some (like trying to roast cauliflower,) just don't go over well, (my husband said it tasted like cauliflower, well yeah, honey, it is cauliflower!)
This time, I found a definite winner! These cheese zucchini fries were gone in less than 5 minutes!
First, I put on some cooking music. Tonight's meal called for some 70's music. I grooved my way back into the kitchen to some Dr John ♪I was in the right place, but it must've been the wrong time♪
I cut the zucchini into thin strips and then cut those in half.
I rolled them in flour seasoned with seasoned salt, then gave them an egg bath and covered them in a mixture of seasoned Panko bread crumbs and shredded Italian 3 cheese blend, (Parmesan, Romano, Asiago.)
This is a very messy process, but it might be fun to do with kids because, you know, they love to be messy. Plus, playing with their food and helping to prepare a meal gives them a sense of pride and teaches important cooking skills early on.
After coating the zucchini in the cheese bread crumb mixture, place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 425 for 10 minutes then flip them over and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
The finished fries are crispy and cheesy, and they taste delicious! We dipped ours in ranch dressing, but they are good all by themselves.
The best part is, nothing about it tastes healthy, and this is something I'd pay big money to have as an appetizer if we were eating out, but it costs only a few dollars to feed us all at home.