Shari Duncan

Archive for June, 2013

How to Have a Healthy Fry
Shari

by on Jun.08, 2013, under Fruits and Veggies, General Nutrition, Recipes

Who doesn’t love to indulge in a big plate of hot, salty French fries?

French fries are among the most popular menu items eaten by millions of people in fast food chains, cafes and bistros. We cant say no to the french fry though we know they are also among the most unhealthiest foods we consume.
These days many people are trying to be more health conscious when it comes to their food choices. The good news is it easy to make a satisfying and healthier fry without sacrificing taste.

There are healthier ways to satisfy your craving like baking instead of deep frying and swapping zucchini, sweet potato, eggplant or green beans for white potatoes.

Start by slicing your veggies. Use a ziplock bag and drizzle olive oil inside . Toss in your favorite seasonings – dont be afraid to experiment with spices and herbs for a variety of favors.

Roast the seasoned veggies at a high heat 425-450 degrees for 15-25 minutes   (depending on thickness of cut) Your “fries” will come out crispy and delicious!

Here is one of my favorites:

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini-  Cut into thick matchstick slices

    Matchstick zucchini slices for oven fries

  • 1/2 cup wheat  flour
  • Seasoned salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder to taste
  • 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups panko or seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan/Romano cheese blend
  • Olive Oil
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

    Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with olive oil or butter flavored cooking spray.

    Coat gallon ziplock with olive oil.

    Beat eggs in a shallow bowl.  In a separate bowl, blend together flour, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese blend and seasonings.

    Working in batches, dip sliced vegetables first in eggs, then in breading to coat and place on baking sheet in single layer, without touching.

    Sprinkle with additional seasonings if desired.  Bake 15-20 minutes  or until breadcrumb coating is golden and crisp.

    Now… go ahead and indulge !  Guilt Free.

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