Panko Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries

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Sometimes the title of a recipe can seem intimidating like these Panko Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries. But don’t be a ’fraidy . . . check this recipe out. It calls for some specific ingredients such as Panko breadcrumbs, but you can use just ordinary bread crumbs. Panko is a brand name and they make bread crumbs just for frying and, in this case, coating and baking foods. Still, you can get great results with ordinary bread crumbs you make yourself. The trick to bread crumbs is to finely grind them and make sure they are pretty dry. Keep them in the freezer, double bagged, and they can last several months.

The brand name bread crumbs called for in this recipe are blended with Parmesan cheese and then the zucchini is coated and baked. If you have not tried Zucchini Fries this might be a great first attempt. They are baked, not fried, so they are much lower in fat and easier to make since you just pop them in the oven.

Zucchini fries are a great snack food, but also pack a good nutrition punch. Zucchini contains lots of Vitamin C, B6, and vitamin A. It is action packed with potassium, too, and offers some fiber and little fat or sodium. So this is a great vegetable for your family to eat plenty of. This recipe is a good one for a young cook to try on his or her own. The oven is involved, but all the prep work is pretty simple and straightforward. There are no unusual ingredients or processing, so why not let one of the kids try? Big people can chop the zucchini and help with the food processor and oversee the oven, and aspiring cooks can dip and spread and bake. Enjoy! Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Melissa's Southern Kitchen Style, by following the link below.

Nutrition Facts for: Panko Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries From Melissa's Southern Kitchen Style
Ingredients: Zucchini, panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, eggs, butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 301, Calories from Fat 100, Total Fat 11.1g 17%, Saturated Fat 5.5g 27%, Cholesterol 114mg 38%, Sodium 591mg 25%, Potassium 532mg 15%, Carbohydrates 32.9g 11%, Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%, Sugars 5.3g, Protein 19.6g, Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 46%, Calcium 37%, Iron 16%

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