HOW TO: Make deliciously healthy zucchini fries

How to make, zucchinis chips, crispy zucchini chips, gluten-free breadcrumbs, homemade ketchup, healthy snack

1. Gather the ingredients

  • 3 small zucchinis
  • 1/4 cup of flour (we used chickpea flour to offer a gluten-free option, but regular flour should also work)
  • a pinch of marine salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk of choice (we used coconut milk)
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs (we used gluten-free breadcrumbs)

Homemade ketchup:

  • 1 tbsp of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of mustard
  • 1 tsp of vinegar
  • 1 tsp of sunflower oil
  • a pinch of brown sugar
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper

How to make, zucchinis chips, crispy zucchini chips, gluten-free breadcrumbs, homemade ketchup, healthy snack

2. Peel the zucchinis

Preheat oven to 420F and grease a baking tray. Set aside. Peel the zucchinis and cut the ends.

How to make, zucchinis chips, crispy zucchini chips, gluten-free breadcrumbs, homemade ketchup, healthy snack

3. Cut the batons

Cut the zucchinis into 1/4-inch planks. Stack planks 2 to 3 high and slice them vertically once again into a similar thickness. Set aside.

How to make, zucchinis chips, crispy zucchini chips, gluten-free breadcrumbs, homemade ketchup, healthy snack

4. Prepare the dipping assembly line

Place the flour with salt, milk and breadcrumbs in different bowls.

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How to make, zucchinis chips, crispy zucchini chips, gluten-free breadcrumbs, homemade ketchup, healthy snack

5. Dip in the flour, milk and crumbs

Dip a baton in the flour, sticking it in all its faces including the ends. Then dip in the milk and afterwards in the breadcrumbs. Place on the tray and repeat on all batons.

How to make, zucchinis chips, crispy zucchini chips, gluten-free breadcrumbs, homemade ketchup, healthy snack

6. Bake

Once you’ve finished coating all the batons, place fries in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden and crispy.

How to make, zucchinis chips, crispy zucchini chips, gluten-free breadcrumbs, homemade ketchup, healthy snack

7. Serve

Serve with your choice of sauce or with quick homemade ketchup made from a base of tomato sauce, with mustard, vinegar, sunflower oil, brown sugar and cayenne pepper.

Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots

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