Friday, October 17, 2008

Zucchini fries

Snacks just appear once in a while in my house. Yes, weekdays, we finish our dinner before 7 pm, so that let any room to snack or teatime!
But the weekend, it is quiet an opposite story, we don’t relay on our clock, just wake up at any time, skip the breakfast, go and fix a lunch with leftover food from the previous day. But, the evening, we will be looking for a snack to munch around. But again, it is weekend; I don’t like to slave for hours to do something luxurious or complicated! And if you do have kid who just sticks for potato fries and think it is only "yummilicious" snack available in earth! Well you are in trouble to convince him and prepare a challenging snack!

I got this pretty quick healthy fries recipe here. But I shallow fried just for the event. They are just perfect to satisfy everyone around. My little one loved the crispy new fries made with zucchini.



Zucchini fries



Zucchini fries




Ingredients:

Zucchini: 2
Egg: 1 egg white
Milk: ¼ cup
Parmesan cheese grated: ½ cup
Breadcrumb: 1 /2 cup
Hot sauce: a dash (totally optional) but I added to bring up some flavor.

Method:

Cut the zucchini into 3-inch sticks.
Whisk the egg white & milk together with hot sauce
Mix the Parmesan cheese and breadcrumb, keep it in a plate
Dip the zucchini in wet ingredients and roll in breadcrumb

Shallow fry:
Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil and fry them until they turn golden brown in medium heat.

Bake them
In a cookie sheet, spray some oil, arrange those zucchini and bake at 425° for 20 to 30 minutes


You have something Healthy to fill until your next meal. Doesn’t take much time to prepare also.


The snack will be for the Sunday snacks event-Fry it hosted by Hima.

For dieter who cannot give up their french fries, it is a great alternative. It fit the Diet food event hosted by Divya.

Have a great weekend!

36 comments:

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

zucchini fries look yummy, if we make it without the egg, will it still be the same. I just bought zucchini at the grocery store yday, so will try out this weekend.

anudivya said...

Zucchini is one versatile vegetable, isn't it? In cakes, cookies, fries, rice, salads and they all taste good!
Nice entry Cham... Weekend leftover mela starts for me.

Cham said...

Mitr: I already tried the jalapeno pepper without egg, so only milk should work.
Or roll first in maida , next milk, then breadcrumb , repeat until u get the nice coating!

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

Thanks for the tip.

Sangeeth said...

I'll try the baked version...yum!

Laavanya said...

I've made this with slices of zucchini and loved it.. Great alternative to the usual fries that kids love.

Curry Leaf said...

I love zucchini fries.I had tried madhuram's baked ones and now will surely try yours.I will make it eggless.I am already drooling

Sireesha said...

This si new to me...Looks so creative and mouth-drooling Cham:)

srikars kitchen said...

wow... nice entry... delicious... will try..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks crispy like bajji.. nice recipe.. is it possible to skip eggs?

Cham said...

Mahimma see my reply to Mitr you can skip it

LG said...

another yummy snack from you Cham....looking delicious. I agree with Anu, Zuchini is a very versatile veggie..

Saju said...

looks so yum! I am a fries fiend, so these will be a lifesaver for me.

kamala said...

Never made this Cham..My kids love always snack ..I am going to try this weekend..Thanks for the recipe

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Cham...
This is a very nice recipe. Looks so good. Nice and crunchy. Love it so much...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

pls come and collect ur award.. :)

jayasree said...

Looks yummy !!!!

Uma said...

OK now I have an alternative for french fries! Let me see my kids love these or not! Those look so delicious and appetizing Cham dear!

vandana rajesh said...

Ur zucchini fries look real nice crisp and yummmm.

Priya said...

Cham..love ur zucchini fries, i have almost tried everything with zucchini, but not fries, do i need to say how happy i am!! thanks a lot for giving us such a wonderful fries..will try it out soon..loved ur presentation..

Happy cook said...

Those fried look delicious and i love zucchini.
Here to on weedays ( daughter and I, hubby come home very late) we have our dinner by 6:30. But then on weekdays it is bread for us :-)

G.Pavani said...

cham
it looks yummy and mouthwatering..

DEESHA said...

it looks very yummy ... i have never had this before .. looks different n new

meeso said...

That's certainly a tasty way to eat zucchini!

Dibs said...

I have landed up with more Zuchhini than we can handle, thanks to the agrressive sales from the Flamington market at sydney! Thanks for another yum recipe idea! I alos have too much of cabbage and carrots...S.O.S!

Priti said...

That's nice one Cham..looks yum...and thts a gud recipe...thanks for sharing

Malar Gandhi said...

Zucchini fries....sound so unique to me!! Never tasted before....luks so great! Must have tasted great as well! Will try this recipe and let u know how it turned out to me!!

Vaishali said...

They look lovely, Cham. A great alternative to French Fries.

Usha said...

Cham, that is so creative...looks delicious :-)

n33ma said...

Healthier than fries......yumm

Suma Rajesh said...

i made this last month...it crunchy nd cheesy...lov them

sowmya said...

wow..nice recipe..great snack..know what to do when I buy zucchini next time..

Illatharasi said...

Fries with zucchini..... very good recipe!

Divya Vikram said...

Perfect snack with tea!

Jayashree said...

Looks nice and crisp.

raaji said...

hmmmmmmm perfect cham!!!!!
i can smell the flavor......love to grab from ur plate.....