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Crispy Zucchini Fries Recipe with Marinara

Crispy Zucchini Fries Recipe with Marinara

You should try these amazing crispy zucchini fries, they are crispy, healthy, and gluten-free, beautifully paired with homemade marinara sauce, which you can enjoy as a healthy side dish or as an appetizer.

Zucchini has a lot of natural moisture in it, so it can be challenging to get crispy results when oven roasting it. For this reason, small, firm zucchini work best for this recipe. As a precaution, you may also want to remove excess seeds prior to dredging each piece in the seasoned almond or coconut flour.

Ingredients for this Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup almond (or coconut) flour
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 small, firm zucchini, halved and cut into ¼-inch thick slices
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Marinara Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 [8-oz] can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

How to Make Crispy Zucchini Fries Recipe with Marinara:

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 400°F and place a metal rack inside a large, rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.

Step 2:

In a pie pan or shallow bowl, combine the almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Step 3:

In a second pie pan or shallow bowl, gently whisk together the eggs and water until frothy and set aside.

Step 4:

Add the freshly grated Parmesan cheese to a third bowl and set aside.

Step 5:

Dredge zucchini pieces in the seasoned almond flour before dipping into the egg mixture. Allow excess egg to drain off each piece before transferring to the bowl with the Parmesan cheese. Turn to evenly coat each piece of zucchini before transferring to the prepared rack. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.

Step 6:

Place baking sheet into preheated oven and roast until golden and crisp, around 20-25 minutes. Flip the fries once halfway through the cooking time.

Step 7:

While the zucchini is roasting, combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant, around 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

Step 8:

Reduce heat and add the crushed tomatoes and cook until bubbly and slightly reduced, around 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the fresh basil and parsley. Transfer to a serving dish and keep warm.

Step 9:

When ready, remove zucchini fries from the oven and serve immediately with herbed marinara sauce. Enjoy these crispy zucchini fries!

Zucchini fries recipe

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Crispy Zucchini Fries Recipe with Marinara

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Appetizer American
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes

Crispy zucchini fries recipe with homemade marinara sauce, super delicious, healthy, and gluten-free, perfect healthy appetizer. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond (or coconut) flour
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 small, firm zucchini, halved and cut into ¼-inch thick slices
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Marinara Sauce:
  • 1 [8-oz] can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 400°F and place a metal rack inside a large, rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.

2

In a pie pan or shallow bowl, combine the almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.

3

In a second pie pan or shallow bowl, gently whisk together the eggs and water until frothy and set aside.

4

Add the freshly grated Parmesan cheese to a third bowl and set aside.

5

Dredge zucchini pieces in the seasoned almond flour before dipping into the egg mixture. Allow excess egg to drain off each piece before transferring to the bowl with the Parmesan cheese. Turn to evenly coat each piece of zucchini before transferring to the prepared rack. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.

6

Place baking sheet into preheated oven and roast until golden and crisp, around 20-25 minutes. Flip the fries once halfway through the cooking time.

7

While the zucchini is roasting, combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant, around 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

8

Reduce heat and add the crushed tomatoes and cook until bubbly and slightly reduced, around 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the fresh basil and parsley. Transfer to a serving dish and keep warm.

9

When ready, remove zucchini fries from the oven and serve immediately with herbed marinara sauce. Enjoy!

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