Cheesy Baked Zucchini

This snack is a cheese-lovers dream come true! Unpeeled zucchini fingers are coated excitingly with cheese and breadcrumbs, and baked in an oven till it acquires a uniquely cheesy crispness! It is basically the kind of snack that is both crisp and chewy, an amazing texture that everybody loves. To make these Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries, we have suggested Parmesan cheese powder, but you can also use freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve this as an appetizer or evening snack, with Chipotle Sauce.

Ingredients

For the zucchini fries
Parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (powder)
Zucchini 2 Cup (32 tbs) , unpeeled (fingers)
Bread crumbs 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon (freshly ground)
Plain flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
For the chipotle sauce
Red chillies 8 (broken into pieces)
Mayonnaise 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Dill leaves 1/2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Coriander 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Thick curd 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cumin seed powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Sea salt 1/2 Teaspoon

Directions

GETTING READY:

1. Pre-heat the oven at 200c.

MAKING:

For the zucchini fries:

2. Combine the bread crumbs, cheese powder, pepper powder and salt in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.

3. Dip each zucchini finger in the plain flour, then in the milk and finally roll in the bread crumbs mixture till they are coated from all the sides.

4. Place them on a butter paper, then place on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200c (400f) for 25 minutes, turn them over and cook on another side for 15 minutes.

For the chipotle sauce:

5. Blend the chillies in a mixer till coarse.

6. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. (Store in an air-tight container in the fridge and use as required.)

SERVING:

7. Serve the fries with chipotle sauce immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 374Calories from Fat 241

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 682 mg28.42%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet