It’s that time of year that people are quite literally giving zucchini away. I was out in the neighborhood the other day and there was a box on the side of the road with free zucchini. Seriously. I think it’s like a weed around here…a delicious weed.
Personally? I hoard zucchini because I love it so. I make breads, throw it into soups, meatloaves…pretty much anywhere that needs some bulk without a lot of calories. I love that it blends so well into so many dishes and I can hide it from my
When you’re not trying to disguise the zucchini and want a delicious side dish, these Baked (Not Fried) Zucchini Fries are just the ticket. I used to get deep fried zucchini back in the day…you know, back when I could eat fried foods with abandon – my teens…and I still crave it. This version cuts the fat but is still full of flavor.
Make some and serve it with marinara sauce or a spiced ketchup. It’s hard to share, and you might want it all to yourself. And you can pretty much have a double serving with no guilt. Serve it with a side salad and call it dinner!