I have been trying to find new ways to cook the zucchini from my neighbor Jack’s garden. I was in the mood for something crunchy and decided to try baked zucchini with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. I love fried foods but they are obviously not healthy – this is my healthier version of fried zucchini. I cut the spears thick so they wouldn’t get overcooked and mushy. They were crunchy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. I served them with leftover marinara sauce and they tasted so good! My kids absolutely loved them and both asked for seconds.
Baked Zucchini Sticks:
- 2 large zucchini
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
- Dash of garlic powder
- Dash of dried basil
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Cooking spray
How to Make Baked Zucchini Sticks
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil or wax paper – spray with cooking spray.
Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise then into thick spears. Combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings then mix thoroughly.
Dip the spears into the egg then bread crumbs and Parmesan mixture, making sure to coat evenly.
Place on the baking sheet and spray the top of each spear with cooking spray.
Bake for 10-12 minutes then turn the oven to broil and cook, watching carefully, until they become golden brown 45-60 seconds.
Serve with marinara sauce or your favorite salad dressing. Enjoy!