Monday, July 25, 2011

Healthy Fried Zucchini

    Learning to cook healthier foods seems to be going very successful for me lately. I love zucchini, but steaming it all the time gets a little old. SO....I do love it fried, but that's not too healthy. This dish is done in the oven, but it's almost as though they were really fried. So yummy!

    • Canola oil cooking spray
    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 3 medium), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch sticks
    • 2  egg whites, lightly beaten

    • Directions:
Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine flours, cornmeal, salt and pepper in a large sealable plastic bag. Dip zucchini in egg white, shake in the bag to coat, and arrange, not touching, on the baking sheet. Coat all exposed sides with cooking spray. Bake on the center rack for 20 minutes. Turn the zucchini and coat any floury spots with cooking spray. Continue to bake until golden and just tender about 30 minutes more. Serve hot.

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