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Matchstick Zucchini Fries

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I can’t believe it has been almost three years since I posted my original recipe for zucchini fries. Boy has my little blog changed since then.

I started making these as a healthy way to include veggies in M’s meals. Now, almost three years later, both my girls love them and request them often. We ate these as a sub for fries along side our favorite turkey burgers.

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I didn’t change much from my original recipe. I just sliced the zucchini in matchsticks and prepared as normal.

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I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did! And of course, my girls always eat these with ketchup 🙂

Matchstick Zucchini Fries


  • 3 large zucchini’s cut into matchsticks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • a few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut zucchini into matchsticks. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Pour the egg mixture onto a large plate. In a separate plate, mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan, salt, and pepper.. Dunk the zucchini into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on foil lined pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and very lightly drizzle with olive oil. You only need about a tablespoon at the most. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and tender.


7 Responses

  1. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on June 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    How yummy! I need to try these!

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 27, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Thanks Kelli! They are yummy!

  3. silvia said on June 28, 2013 at 10:42 am

    have you tried baking them for a healthier snack?

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 28, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Hi Silvia,
      The Zucchini Fries are baked 🙂

  4. Amy said on June 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I can’t wait to make these for my family 🙂 maybe for 4th of July BBQ!

  5. Meghan said on July 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Hello, can you tell me what the 1/4 cup is for under the egg? A 1/4 cup of what?
    This looks like a fun recipe to try

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on July 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Meghan! Thank you for pointed that mistake 🙂 The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of low-fat milk 🙂