Zucchini Fries and Seasoned Sour Cream

Have you guys listened to the song Up With the Birds by Coldplay? I am a bit of a CP fanatic. Dan rolls his eyes at me any time I mention Coldplay. This song, though, it is really great. On my sad days, it uplifts me. On my happy days, it makes my smile a little bit bigger. I am listening to it now as Dan gives Sammy his first-ever shower (fairly certain it isn't going so well) and as I listen to the combine harvest corn a few feet from our dropzone trailer.

Elijah is spending the night with his auntie tonight, so Dan and I have had special time with our sweet Sammy. It has been fun! Elijah's medical needs combined with his flair for the dramatic sometimes causes us to focus on him. This time with our sweet Sammy is special to all of us.

The boys are back from their shower. It didn't go well, as suspected. Once Sammy is in bed Dan and I will prepare tonight's dinner, a frozen pizza. Don't judge! We're in a trailer! I'm wishing I had saved some of these zucchini fries that I made the other night.

First, prepare the zucchini fries. You can make the seasoned sour cream while the fries are baking. Or you can be healthy and use ketchup.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine:

1/2 cup skim milk

1 large egg

Whisk until combined.

In another small bowl, combine:

1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Mix well.

Cut 2 large zucchinis into 3-inch by 1/2-inch strips.

Coat the zucchini strips with the milk-egg mixture, followed by the breadcrumb-cheese mixture.

Place onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Serve with...

Seasoned sour cream!

In a medium bowl, combine:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

Stir until smooth.

Add:

Juice from 1/2 of a lemon

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Mix well. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour before serving.

Serve with aforementioned zucchini fries. Or another vegetable. Or crackers. 

..good things are coming our way... Yes, I'm still listening to CP. Enjoy the recipe and have a great day, friends!

Zucchini Fries with Seasoned Sour Cream

A healthy version of the tasty French fry!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Aug 25, 2012

Serves: 8

Total time: 40 min

Zucchini

Ingredients:

  • FRIES
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large zucchini, cut into 3-inch x 1/2-inch strips
  • SEASONED SOUR CREAM
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions:
  1. ZUCCHINI FRIES: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine the milk and egg. Mix well. In a separate small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and cheese. Mix well. Coat the zucchini strips with the milk-egg mixture, followed by the breadcrumb-cheese mixture.
  2. Place the coated zucchini strips onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Serve with seasoned sour cream.
  3. SEASONED SOUR CREAM: In a medium bowl, combine the mayo and sour cream. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire, parsley, garlic salt, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour before serving.