Saturday, September 1, 2012

Zucchini Fries

It's back!!! College football season is amongst us! I woke up at 7:45 this morning and turned on the TV to watch my Irish play! Life is good! Who are you cheering for today?

Be on the look out for the new AT&T commercial during College Game Day. For those of you who don't know, I work at The Marketing Arm and my client is AT&T. We have an amazing college football activation going on throughout the season, and I'm sure you guys will love it! I'll share more in a later post once it has been announced to the public. Just be prepared to laugh and get involved!

I love college football season because it means fall is here and its time for tailgating/viewing parties. Try out my zucchini fries for your next football party. These are similar to the Asparagus Fries I made a few weeks ago, but they have distinct Italian flavors. Dip them in marinara sauce, and you may even think they taste like a mozzarella stick without all of the calories.

Enjoy the college football today, and have a great Labor Day weekend! Remember fueling your body with healthy foods is not a "diet." It is a life style that should be pursued every day!


                                                                       Zucchini Fries
                                                                Adapted from Pip & Ebby
                                                                            Serves 2
Ingredients

1 Large Zucchini or 2 Small
1 Egg
1 tsp Water
1/2 C Flour (I prefer Whole Wheat)
1 C Panko Bread Crumbs
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Oregeno
1/4 tsp Thyme
1/4 C Grated Parmesan 
Salt and Pepper

Get Cooking
Preheat Oven to 425 Degrees

1. Cut the zucchini in 3-inch by 1/2 inch strips.
2. In a gallon size bag add 1/2 C flour, and toss the zucchini strips in it. This will help the breading staying on the fries.
3. In a medium bowl beat 1 egg and 1 tsp of water until well mixed. Place each zucchini stick in the egg mix. Don't pour then in to the bowl because you don't want the extra flour to get into the egg mix.
4. Pour the flour mixture out of the bag, and add in the Panko, garlic powder, basil, Parmesan, oregano, and thyme. Give the bag a shake to mix everything up.
5. Place each zucchini stick in the bag and shake well until everything is well coated.
6. Arrange the fries on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Spray the fries with cooking spray to ensure they come out crunchy, and bake for 15-20 minutes.





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    1. If you move to Chicago, I will make them for you every day!:)

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