Oven-Fried Zucchini Fries with Herbed Buttermilk Dipping Sauce
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray; set aside.Advertisement
Place 1/4 cup flour in a resealable plastic bag. Add zucchini to the bag; seal the bag and toss to coat. Remove the zucchini from the bag.
Combine egg whites and 1/4 cup buttermilk in a shallow dish. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup flour, the breadcrumbs, and seasoning blend in a small bowl. Working in batches, place one-fourth of the breadcrumb mixture in the previously used resealable plastic bag. Dip one-fourth of the zucchini sticks in the egg white mixture and drain off any excess. Transfer the zucchini to the breadcrumb mixture in the bag; seal the bag and toss until all sides of the zucchini sticks are coated with the breadcrumb mixture. Remove the coated zucchini from the bag. Add another one-fourth of the breadcrumb mixture to the bag along with one-fourth more of the zucchini. Continue until all of the zucchini has been coated. Arrange the coated zucchini fries in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Coat the fries with cooking spray.
Bake on the center rack of the oven for 7 minutes. Turn the zucchini fries and coat with cooking spray. Bake for about 7 minutes more or until the coating is crisp and golden and the zucchini is tender.
Meanwhile, combine yogurt and 1/3 cup buttermilk in a small bowl. Stir in chives, parsley, dill, garlic, onion powder, ground pepper, and cayenne pepper. Serve the zucchini fries with the dipping sauce.
1 vegetable, 1/2 lean protein, 1/2 starch