Crispy, fresh, and spicy...just how we like it! These Buffalo Zucchini Fries are perfect for a game day snack or for when you're craving a healthier alternative to french fries! Serve with a little cooling ranch or blue cheese and you've got a winning bite!
PREP: 10 Min. | COOK: 1HR. | TOTAL: 1 HR. 15 Min.
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 pound zucchini (2 to 3 small to medium zucchini), cut into 3- inch-by-1/4 inch sticks
- 1/2 cup Schultz's Gourmet Spicy Original Cooking Sauce
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup celery leaves
- Celery and carrot sticks (optional)
How To Make
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 425°F. Place wire baking racks on two large baking sheets and coat each generously with cooking spray.
STEP 2: In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cayenne. In another large plastic bag combine the eggs and 1/2 teaspoon salt. In a third bag combine the breadcrumbs and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
STEP 3: Add about half of the zucchini sticks to the bag with the flour and use a combination of your hands and shaking the bag to coat the zucchini. Remove the zucchini and shake off any excess flour. Transfer to the egg wash and repeat until coated.
STEP 4: Let any excess egg drip off before transferring to the breadcrumb and repeat until fully coated (you'll still see some green and white of the zucchini peeking through the breading). Transfer to the prepared baking sheets and coat the breaded zucchini generously with cooking spray (there's no need to turn them). Repeat with the remaining zucchini.
STEP 5: Bake, rotating the baking sheets from top to bottom about halfway through, until golden brown and tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
STEP 6: Meanwhile, make the Buffalo sauce: Combine Schultz's Gourmet Spicy Original Cooking Sauce, butter and vinegar in a small saucepan and heat over medium, stirring, until all of the butter has melted and the sauce is warm. Reduce heat to low.
STEP 7: Arrange the fries on a platter and drizzle them with the Buffalo sauce. Sprinkle the blue cheese and celery leaves over the top. Serve with remaining buffalo sauce and blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.