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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Hello Fellow Sparklers!

I had some small zucchinis in my fridge and didn't want them to go bad and I already have a bunch of zucchini bread in the freezer so I googled zucchini recipes easy and this is what I found at COOKS.COM

EASY ZUCCHINI STICKS

3 medium sized zucchini squash, do not peel
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsp. olive oil
3/4 c bread crumbs
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan, Romano Cheese
Pinch of black pepper
I added a about 1/2 c to 1 c finely shredded cheese any flavor but make it fat free or at least reduced fat for a healthier choice

Combine the crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and pepper and put aside. Cut zucchini in half and then lengthwies into sticks. Dip into beaten egg and roll in the bread crumb mixture. Place on a cookie sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and then bake the zucchini sticks for 20 minutes. When tender turn on broiler and broil for about 3 minutes until golden brown. After they come out of the oven place them on a serving tray close together and sprinkle LIGHTLY with shredded cheese wait a couple minutes for it to melt and serve. Makes approximately 25 sticks.

Ok, now let me just say that I would call the zucchini that I used small. Here is a picture of the zucchini size that I used. These plates are salad plate size NOT dinner plate size if that helps with perspective.



The next picture is before I put them in the oven...



And here is the finished product and let me just say that I LOVE them and think they would make a great appetizer for a party or just to replace french fries at home...Awesome!



George

PS: I will add the nutrition info here in a bit I have to go enter this into the sparkrecipes.com site. I should have done that first but I am a backward person. Be right back with that info in a bit. Or you can look this up in a few minutes on the recipe site.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266.9
Total Fat 15.9 g
Saturated Fat 5.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.4 g
Cholesterol 69.5 mg
Sodium 353.5 mg
Potassium 42.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Sugars 3.8 g
Protein 12.3 g
Vitamin A 12.4 %
Vitamin B-12 3.8 %
Vitamin B-6 2.4 %
Vitamin C 42.0 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 11.1 %
Calcium 24.9 %
Copper 2.6 %
Folate 7.0 %
Iron 9.7 %
Magnesium 2.5 %
Manganese 9.4 %
Niacin 6.8 %
Pantothenic Acid 1.2 %
Phosphorus 7.4 %
Riboflavin 9.1 %
Selenium 8.2 %
Thiamin 13.6 %
Zinc 3.5 %
I hope you all get a chance to enjoy these Zucchini Fries...that is a better name for them I think.
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