CRUNCHY OVEN-FRIED ZUCCHINI STICKS

These oven-fried zucchini sticks are coated in a combination of panko crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese and baked in a hot oven until crispy and golden.

CRUNCHY OVEN-FRIED ZUCCHINI STICKS

Ingredients
  1. 1–1/2 lbs zucchini
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 2 tablespoons milk
  8. 1–1/2 cups panko crumbs
  9. 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and liberally coat 2 shallow baking sheets with nonstick spray.
  • Trim the ends from the zucchini, cut them in half crosswise, then cut each piece into lengthwise wedges about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Combine the flour, salt, garlic powder and black pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add about 1/3 of the zucchini strips and shake the bag to coat them with the flour. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining zucchini.
  • Whisk the eggs and milk together in a shallow dish. Thoroughly combine the panko crumbs and grated cheese on a large sheet of wax paper and set it next to the egg mixture.
  • Using tongs, dip the zucchini strips, one at a time into the egg mixture, being sure to coat them on all sides.