Baked Parmesan Zucchini Curly Fries
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Place cornstarch in a shallow dish. Place egg whites in a separate shallow dish. Stir together panko, Parmesan and oregano in a third shallow dish.Advertisement
Coarsely chop zucchini noodles into 5- or 6-inch-long pieces. Working in batches, dredge the noodles in the cornstarch; shake off excess. Dredge in the egg whites; shake off excess. Dredge in the panko mixture; shake off excess. Arrange the noodles, well spaced apart, in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Coat with cooking spray.
Bake until golden and crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with salt.
Combine ranch and marinara in a shallow bowl; serve alongside the fries.
Tips: Finely grate Parmesan using the medium holes of box grater (you should get about 1/4 cup).
Look for a package of fresh zucchini noodles in the produce department, or make your own zucchini noodles; you'll need about 3 medium or 2 large zucchini for 12 ounces of zoodles.
Equipment: Parchment paper
1 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 vegetable