Baked Zucchini Fries - Totally Clean Courgette Chips!

OK, here's a post where we might get into some language difficulties, so lets start with a photo....

courgette fries


Mmmm! You might know them as zucchini fries or courgette chips, or my personal favourite....zucchette frips! Whatever you call them, they're absolutely gorgeous and totally clean.

One thing I miss on my clean eating plan is 'hot crunch'. You know, hot food with some crunch, like fries, batter, toast and pastry, so the crispy coating on these veggies was a welcome treat.

Zucchini are packed with nutrients and dietary fibre, vitamins A & C, magnesium, folate and manganese. They are also incredibly low in calories.
...so this wonder veg will fill you up without filling out your waistline!
Team them up with some homemade salsa and you've got a great healthy treat.


zucchini fries


Read on for the zucchini fries recipe...


My personal clean eating plan is described here. As I avoid flour where possible, I needed to use some different ingredients to give the fries a crunchy coating packed with flavour, enter the parmesan and ground almond coating!

Ingredients:


zucchini fries ingredients


2 courgettes (zucchini)
1 egg
1/4 cup almond flour (ground almonds)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Herbs and spices to your taste - I'm using a mix of basil/oregano/garlic powder/chilli powder/ground pepper & paprika

spices on plate


To make:



raw courgettes sliced

almond flour & grated cheese mixture

beaten egg in stainless steel bowl
  • Slice the courgettes
  • Mix the almond flour, grated parmesan and herbs and spices into a bowl
  • In a separate bowl beat the egg
  • Dip each piece of courgette in the beaten egg, then in the crumb mixture, coating each piece. 

courgette chips uncooked

courgette chips cooked
  • Lay the courgette chips onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Cook in a hot oven (400 degrees F, 200 degrees C or gas mark 6) for approx 25-30 mins until golden brown and crisp 

zucchini fries with salsa

Serve immediately while nice and hot....I'm only writing that because I couldn't wait to scoff them!

Hope you enjoy these tasty little chippies and please let me know if you've managed to find any other clean eating recipes for 'hot crunch'!

6 comments:

  1. These sound really good! I do a similar approach to veggies using spiced up crushed pork rinds (cracklings). I love the baked approach to "frying". so much nicer than standing over a popping hot skillet of grease, isn't it?

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    1. Ooh crispy crackling coating! That sounds gorgeous, thanks for the idea and the lovely comment :-)

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  2. These look absolutely delicious! Can't believe how healthy they are! I can't wait to try them!

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    1. Yes try them, they're yummy :-) Thanks for your comment x

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  3. I just made your recipe! Accidently burnt the ones towards the front. Th ones at the back were yummy!

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    1. Thanks for you lovely comment Alex glad you liked them, what a shame about the burnt ones but my oven is the same, turn your back for a second and its charcoal lol!

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