Baked Zucchini Fries with Spicy Garlic Sauce

We had some zucchini in the fridge and that’s when it hit me – WE NEED ZUCCHINI FRIES STAT!! I wanted to make something gluten free for my Celiac friends! They also happen to be PALEO friendly!

ingredients for fries

  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt, more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parmesan [optional]
  • 2 eggs [can replace with almond milk if vegan]

ingredients for spicy garlic sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, roasted
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons regular or vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, more to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons of chili paste or red pepper [optional]

recipe

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 3. Cut zucchini into thick slices and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. 4. In a large mixing bowl, mix almond meal, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parmesan if using.
  4. 5. In a separate shallow bowl crack eggs and whisk together.
  5. 6. Dip zucchini strips into egg, then dredge in ‘breadcrumb’ mix. Make sure they are well coated.
  6. 7. Lay flat on baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping half way to ensure even baking until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. 9. While zucchini fries are baking prepare the spicy garlic dip.
  8. 7. In a bowl whisk together mayo, roasted garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes [or chili paste]. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Place in serving dish of choice and set aside.
  9. 8. Serve the zucchini fries warm with the roasted garlic dip and other dips of choice.

Recipe adapted from: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

We hope you enjoy!

-The Neilan Family-

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