Hello Everyone! I hope that you all had a great weekend and that you all got out and enjoyed the sun, we have been so lucky with this weather and we have to be grateful for it while we have it!
When I was a kid, our family would spend our summers in Victoria with our cousins and we would go to this Greek restaurant called Eugene's which had these amazing fried zucchini sticks that I would order every time that we would go. Of course now I wouldn't be able to eat them with my dietary restrictions so I started thinking of a gluten free version and over the weekend I decided to make my own! I decided to bake the zucchini fries which is also a great alternative to regular fries if you are looking to try something a little bit different! These are a perfect appetizer to have before dinner and would go great with my cauliflower wings. They are so flavorful and have the perfect crunch to them, keep reading for the recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes/Cook Time: 50 minutes/Total Time: 55 minutes
Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Plant Based/Vegan/Party Food/Snacks/Appetizer
*2 Large Zucchinis
*1/2 a Cup of Non-Dairy Milk (I used Almond)
*1/4 Cup of Almond Flour
*1/4 Cup of Nutritional Yeast
*1/4 tsp of Garlic Powder
*1/4 tsp of Onion Powder
*1/4 tsp of Piri Piri Seasoning
*1/4 tsp of White Pepper
*1/4 tsp of Sea Salt
*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
*Cut the ends off the zucchinis and then cut the zucchinis in half. Slice the zucchinis into fries and set aside.
*In a mixing bowl add the milk, set aside. In a different bowl add the almond flour, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, piri piri seasoning, white pepper and sea salt. Stir to combine. Set aside.
*Individually take a zucchini fry and dip it into the milk, then place it into the other bowl with the dry ingredients and coat the zucchini with the mixture. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Continue the process until all the zucchini has been coated and put onto the baking sheet.
*Place the zucchini into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Take them out and flip them over. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes until the coating is a golden brown and noticeably crispy. Take out of the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
*Place zucchini fries onto a plate and serve with ranch dipping sauce (recipe here), barbecue sauce or ketchup. Enjoy!
I hope that you have enjoyed this recipe. I was really impressed by how these turned out and will be making them again in the future! They are quite similar to the onion rings that I have made (recipe here) but these are different because the piri piri really gives them a unique taste and the almond flour gives it a different texture which I actually liked quite a bit! These really do bring me back to being a kid and all the great memories spending the summers on the beach with my family. I am curious, what recipe or food reminds you of a time you were growing up? Let me know in the comments below! Hope you all have great weeks!!