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Crispy Zucchini Fries with Tangy Dip

601 Crispy Zucchini Fries with Tangy Dip
Potatoes aren't the only veggies you can fry and dip. Try your hand at Clinton's delicious zucchini fries!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
8
cost
$
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Potatoes aren't the only veggies you can fry and dip. Try your hand at Clinton's delicious zucchini fries!
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ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds Zucchini (cleaned)
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2-3 Eggs (whisked)
  • 2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
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  • Tangy Dip
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Freshly Chopped Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Freshly Chopped Chives
  • 1-2 teaspoon Celery Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • 2
    1 1/2 pounds Zucchini (cleaned)
    Cut the ends off the Zucchini and discard. Slice in half crosswise then cut lengthwise into strips to resemble a medium-thick french fry.
  • 3
    1 cup All-Purpose Flour
    Salt
    Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
    2-3 Eggs (whisked)
    2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
    1 teaspoon Paprika
    Place the Flour in a shallow dish or bowl and season with Salt and Pepper. Place the whisked Eggs in a shallow dish. Combine the Panko and Paprika in a third dish, season with Salt and Pepper and whisk.
  • 4
    Working in batches, dredge the Zucchini in the Flour, shaking off excess. Coat in Egg then cover in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • 5
    Place the covered Zucchini stick on a wire rack, making sure not to overlap. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, whisk together the dip ingredients and season to taste.
  • 7

    3/4 cup Mayonnaise
    1/4 cup Sour Cream
    1/4 cup Buttermilk
    2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
    1 tablespoon Freshly Chopped Parsley
    1 tablespoon Freshly Chopped Chives
    1-2 teaspoon Celery Salt (to taste)
    Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
    Serve warm Zucchini with dipping sauce.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. These fries are baked, so are lower in calories than a fried alternative.
    2. Place covered zucchini stick on a wire rack, making sure not to over lap. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden & crispy.
    3. The dipping sauce makes a great salad dressing as well!

 
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