RECIPE

Baked Parmesan Courgette Fries

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cooks In: 15 minutes

Baked Parmesan Courgette Fries

If you have a glut of courgettes (zucchinis) in your garden right now, then this is THE recipe for you. I’m warning you though, Parmesan Courgette Fries can become a little addictive!

They’re crunchy on the outside and very, very tasty, especially with an aioli to dip them into. They make a nice change from your standard potato fries, and are a great way to get everyone to eat their green veggies! You’ll find even the non-believers in the household can’t help themselves and will gobble them up quick smart – so a second batch of Parmesan Courgette Fries will almost always be required.

 

Ingredients

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Parmesan courgette fries

  • ground almonds or fine instant polenta ½ cup
  • parmesan finely grated (use a microplane or the fine side of the grater) ½ cup
  • thyme, oregano or rosemary finely chopped 1 ½ tablespoons
  • salt (use herb salt if you have some) ½ teaspoon
  • courgettes 3 medium
  • egg 1 lightly beaten

Aioli

  • mayonnaise (good-quality) 2-3 tablespoons
  • yoghurt (thick Greek natural unsweetened) 2 tablespoons
  • garlic (very finely minced) ½ small clove
  • lemon zest (finely grated) ½ lemon
  • lemon juice 1 tablespoon
  • smoked paprika ¼ teaspoon

Method

Preheat oven to 220degC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  1. Mix ground almonds or polenta, parmesan, herbs and salt in a bowl. Place egg in a separate bowl.

 

  1. Trim the top and bottom off the courgettes, then cut each courgette in half, and then in half again lengthways, then into 1cm-thick fingers, just like chips.

 

  1. Dip each courgette finger in beaten egg and then in crumb mixture, making sure they are well coated. To avoid a sticky mess, use one hand for the egg bowl and one hand for the crumb mixture bowl! Arrange fries on prepared baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and crispy.

 

  1. Mix all aioli ingredients together and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

 

Serve courgette fries hot, straight from the oven with aioli. Yum yum!

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Kilojoules
849
Calories
200
Carbs
16.6 g
Sugar
2.2 g
Total Fat
10.6 g
Protein
8.8 g

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