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Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“Our oven-baked zucchini sticks taste every bit as good as their deep-fried brethren with only a fraction of the fat and calories. Serve with a side of your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.”
Canola or olive oil cooking spray
½ cup whole-wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1½ pounds zucchini, (about 3 medium), cut into ½-by-3-inch sticks
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
2Combine flours, cornmeal, salt and pepper in a large sealable plastic bag. Dip zucchini in egg white, shake in the bag to coat, and arrange, not touching, on the baking sheet. Coat all exposed sides with cooking spray.
3Bake on the center rack for 10 minutes. Turn the zucchini and coat any floury spots with cooking spray. Continue to bake until golden and just tender, about 8 to 10 minutes more. Serve hot.
Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.