My husband is a big Steelers fan and I am a huge Packers fan. On Sundays, between September and the first week of February, we don our jerseys and hunker down to watch the great American gridiron past time. We start watching pregame at about 12 and then at least one game is on for the rest of the day. We get pretty into it. There is a lot of screaming, trash talking, sitting on the edge of the couch, spontaneous jumping and other stress induced behavior. It’s no wonder that I tend to want to anxiously overeat. Because of this, I have learned to create various low calorie but satisfying snacks that get me through those stressful Sunday afternoons. These Zucchini Fries are a family favorite and serve the same purpose for my husband when the Steelers are playing. These are definitely a crowd favorite and the recipe is easy to double, triple etc for however many hungry fans you have crowded around the television. When the Packers play the Steelers…I always make double.
These fries will fill you up, and with the crunchy, salty outside mixed with cool yogurt dip they will make you feel like you are having a true Sunday football treat but without an ounce of guilt. Also, if you have an air fryer, these do very well. Just put the temperature to 400 degrees and cook for 15 minutes.
and…Go Pack Go!
Baked Zucchini Steak Fries with Sweet and Spicy Yogurt Dip
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line sheet pan with foil and top with metal rack. Spray rack with oil.
Cut the top and bottom off of each zucchini and then cut each into quarters, lengthwise, to create large, long steak fry like pieces.
Pull out two plates with raised edges or large shallow bowls. In the first put the egg whites and 1 tbsp of water. Using a fork or whisk, mix the water and egg whites until frothy.
In second plate, mix together breadcrumbs, cheese, salt and pepper.
Dunk each zucchini fry into the egg white mixture. Once completely coated in egg whites, drop into breadcrumb mixture by pushing each side down into mixture. Try to use one hand for putting the zucchini in the egg whites and the other in the dry breadcrumbs. The less wet you make the breadcrumb mixture the better it will stick to the zucchini spears.
Put each spear on the metal racked sheet pan.
Once you have breaded all of the fries, sprinkle the remaining breadcrumb mixture over the fries.
Spray the tops of the fries with spray oil.
Bake for 20 minutes, then adjust your oven to broil and broil for one and a half to two minutes until darkened in color. The zucchini will be cooked, but still have a little bite.
Serve with Sweet and Spicy Yogurt Sauce and Enjoy!
Spicy Basil Yogurt Sauce
In medium sized bowl, mix together all ingredients until fully combined.
Serve with Zucchini Fries as dip. One serving is four fries with 1/3 cup of dip.
-For Weight Watchers Recipe Builder Calculation for Zucchini Fries go HERE
-For Weight Watchers Recipe Builder Calculation for Sweet and Spicy Yogurt Sauce go HERE
-For Nutrition Label Information for Zucchini Fries go HERE
-For Nutrition Label Information for Yogurt Dip go HERE
***Note that, as with all of my recipes, if you use a different brand, there may be a slight change in points total. Let me know if you find a brand of something that you like. I am always looking for new and exciting ingredients.