Friday, January 2, 2009

Zucchini Sticks With Marinara Sauce

Prep/Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

1/4 cup olive oil, divided
2 lg egg whites
3/4 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt-free Italian seasoning mix
1/4 tsp salt
2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch wedges
1/2 cup warm marinara sauce

Brush baking pan with 1 Tbsp oil, or use 2 smaller pans brushed with 1/2 Tbsp oil each. Beat egg whites slightly in a bowl. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, salt and Italian seasoning.

Dip zucchini in egg whites, then coat in bread crumb mixture. Arrange on baking sheet, close together but not touching. Drizzle with remaining oil.

Bake at 425 for 25-30 minutes or until zucchini is crisp and golden. Serve with marinara sauce.

Tips and Tricks
If using 2 pans, switch pan position in oven halfway though baking. For the Italian seasoning mix, try Herbal Salt Substitute.
Make It Healthier
Omit salt.
How Kids Can Help
Measure ingredients. Beat egg whites. Dip zucchini in egg/bread crumbs.
Recipe Source
Prevention magazine.

1 comment:

emily said...

These are in the oven! Thanks.

Daddy is gone so the girls are doing a dinner of foods that dip - much less drama)

Hmm, No Drama Dippin' Dinner :) Sounds like a new theme night at our house!