Crisp Zucchini Fries & Tasty Dip

by | Nov 7, 2023 | Appetizers, Sides | 0 comments

Welcome to my kitchen, where today we’re transforming the humble zucchini into a mouth-watering, crispy treat! Baked Zucchini Fries paired with a delectable Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce is what’s on the menu. This dish is perfect for those who love a healthier alternative to traditional fries.

Choosing the Right Zucchini

The secret to crispy zucchini fries lies in the selection. Small, firm zucchinis are your best bet. They have less moisture, ensuring a crispier outcome. And don’t forget to remove any large seeds before you start!

Baked Zucchini Fries with Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Ingredients and Prep

  • Zucchini Fries:
    • 2 medium zucchinis, halved and sliced into matchsticks (seeds removed)
    • 2 large eggs, beaten
    • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
    • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
    • ½ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
    • Cooking spray
  • Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce:
    • 1 cup Greek yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
    • ½ cup chopped fresh dill
    • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Step-by-Step Directions

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Egg Mixture: In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Breadcrumb Mixture: Mix panko and parmesan in another dish.
  4. Dredging: Dip each zucchini piece in egg, then in breadcrumbs. Ensure even coating.
  5. Baking: Arrange zucchini on the baking sheet. Season if desired. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  6. Roast: Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and crisp. Flip halfway through.
  7. Dip Preparation: While the zucchini bakes, whisk together Greek yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, and dill. Season as needed.

Health Benefits

One of the best parts about these baked zucchini fries is their nutritional value. Zucchini is a low-calorie vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a great choice for those looking to maintain a healthy diet. Plus, baking instead of frying reduces the overall fat content. The Greek yogurt dip adds a protein punch, making this dish not just tasty, but also good for you!

Tips for the Perfect Crisp

Achieving the perfect crisp in baked zucchini can be challenging due to its natural moisture. Here’s a pro tip: after slicing your zucchini, lay the pieces on a paper towel and lightly salt them. This process helps draw out excess moisture. Let them sit for about 10 minutes, then pat them dry before proceeding with the recipe. This extra step can make a significant difference in the texture of your zucchini fries.

Serving Suggestions

These zucchini fries are incredibly versatile. Serve them as an appetizer at your next dinner party or as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish for a complete meal. They’re also a fantastic way to get kids to eat their vegetables – the fries are so tasty, they won’t even realize they’re eating something healthy! For an extra flavor twist, try adding different herbs to the breadcrumb mixture or the yogurt dip. The possibilities are endless!

Time to Enjoy

Serve your crispy zucchini fries hot, accompanied by the fresh and tangy Greek yogurt dipping sauce. It’s a combo that’s sure to please your palate and add a healthy twist to your snack time!

Baked Zucchini Fries with Greek Yogurt

Baked Zucchini Fries with a Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Delicious and crispy baked zucchini fries recipe with a flavorful Greek yogurt dip – perfect for a healthy snack or side dish.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: greek, zucchini, yogurt
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini halved into matchsticks, excess seeds removed
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese finely shredded
  • cooking spray

Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ cup fresh dill chopped
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a shallow dish or pie pan, gently whisk the eggs together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
  • In a second shallow dish or pie pan, combine panko and parmesan cheese. 
  • Dip each zucchini piece into the beaten egg mixture. Allow excess egg to drain off each piece before transferring to the bowl of seasoned breadcrumbs to dredge. Turn to evenly coat each piece of zucchini before transferring to the prepared baking sheet. 
  • Arrange zucchini fries on baking sheet. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Place in the oven to roast until golden-brown and crisp, 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through the baking time. 
  • In the meantime, whisk Greek yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, and dill in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the hot zucchini fries alongside the Greek yogurt dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1516IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 2mg

Final Thoughts

This recipe is not just about great taste; it’s about transforming simple ingredients into something extraordinary. The blend of the zucchini’s natural flavors with the savory breadcrumbs and the creamy, herby dip creates a symphony of flavors. Perfect for parties, quick snacks, or a unique side dish, these Baked Zucchini Fries with Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce are sure to become a new favorite in your home. Happy cooking!

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