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Zucchini Fries—A Healthier Take on French Fries

Zucchini fries are a healthy, delicious and easy-to-make side dish for your next cookout. Plus, they’re a great way to use up all that squash growing in the garden!
By Stephanie Wise

Anyone with half a green thumb knows that zucchini grows rampant in many home vegetable gardens—and there’s only so much zucchini bread we can bake with the surplus. How about Zucchini Fries?

Zucchini Fries

These Zucchini Fries are a great way to use up those extra vegetables. Plus, they’re delicious, easy to make and a much healthier alternative to those greasy french fries.

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

One thing I love about this recipe is that the zucchini spears are baked not fried. Not only does that keep your kitchen cleaner, it also keeps those extra calories away. All you have to do is coat the zucchini spears in breading and place them in the oven. In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a flavorful side dish on your kitchen table or at your next cookout.

Zucchini Fries
Zucchini Fries

The dredging portion of the recipe is a great way to get the little ones into the kitchen. Have each one man a station—flour, eggs (for the older, more responsible crowd) and bread crumbs—and pass the zucchini spears down the line.

Zucchini Fries

Feel free to serve these fries warm with your favorite marinara sauce, cool Ranch dressing or even ketchup—most any dip that goes well with french fries goes great with Zucchini Fries. Once you take a bite of these, you won’t miss the old, greasier standby!