Baked Zucchini Sticks

From McMinnville Locally Grown

 Serves: about 3 dozen sticks
Ingredients
  • 3 each zucchini (medium – 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1 tbsp pizza seasoning
  • 2 each eggs*
Step by Step Instructions
  1. Slice zucchini nto 3″-long sticks. Place in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Let the zucchini drain for 1 hour or longer; rinse and pat dry.
  2. Combine Panko, Parmesan, and pizza seasoning; set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spray with olive oil.
  4. Dredge sticks in the egg, then roll in the crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet. (You can substitute 3 egg whites or 1/2 cup (4 oz) egg substitute for the whole eggs.)
  5. Bake sticks for 12 minutes, turn over, and bake for an additional 8 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately with your favorite dip, such as Sweet Onion Dip.
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