Fried zucchini is one of my favorite snacks. I love them even more than french fries. For awhile, I even convinced myself that they were healthier because they were zucchini. Right? But in reality, there’s just not that much difference in fat or calories between the two.
So, while fried zucchini and french fries are great treats for once in awhile, I was looking for something I could eat a bit more often. I have seen some recipes for baked zucchini “chips” but they were too thin and didn’t have enough flavor for me. I experimented a bit and came up with the following recipe:
No Fry Fried Zucchini Recipe
1 small zucchini, washed and sliced into 1/8″ coins
1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 425F. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, onion and garlic powder on a small plate. Beat egg and milk together on another plate. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
Dip each zucchini slice into the milk mixture, then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture. Place about a half inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, flip coins over and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until golden brown.