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Irresistible baked zucchini fries

This baked zucchini fries recipe is one of those that you keep preparing, time after time.

Why? Because in 10 days I have already prepared it 4 times. Any doubt we loved it?

They could be called light baked zucchini as they’re very light. Easy to prepare, with few ingredients and so much taste. I saw this recipe on A Pinch of Italy blog and tried them the day after.

The only thing is that you have to decide a little bit in advance to prepare them, as it is necessary to let them loose some water – I admit I didn’t figure out they could eliminate so much water after resting with some salt. Avoid this step would compromise their crispness (even though, I have prepared this recipe many times without waiting and, even if they come a little bit less crispy, they are really good and we did not have any leftover ;-D).

I left them with salt for a whole night and for a few hours (from breakfast to lunch). Leaving them for a longer time with salt will make them eliminate more water, but I’d say a whole morning is enough as, in both cases, there were no leftovers ;-).

zucchini fries

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Serves: 4
    • 4 medium zucchini
    • salt
    • flour
    • 5 Tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese
    • pepper (optional)
  1. Wash and dry the zucchini.
  2. Cut their extremities and cut them in sticks.
  3. Put them into a colander and sprinkle salt on them.
  4. Let them eliminate water for a night or for some hours.
  5. Turn on the oven to 200°C/356°F.
  6. Lightly dry them with a kitchen paper towel and put them inside a paper or plastic bag.
  7. Add a couple of tablespoons of flour and close the bag with your fingers and shake it vigorously to distribute the flour to all zucchini sticks.
  8. Put them on the oven tray covered with parchment paper.
  9. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan over it and bake for about 45 minutes or until crispy, turning them upside down a couple of times during baking to let them crisp in both sides.
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Buon appetito!

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