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Zucchini sticks in cheese breading: a healthy and tasty alternative to nuggets

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Breaded zucchini sticks in breading. Source: damndelicious.net

Crispy, flavorful and appetizing – that's what breaded zucchini sticks are like. This is a healthy alternative to traditional nuggets. It's also very budget-friendly.

The idea of cooking crispy zucchini sticks in cheese breading was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Olga Holovina (olha.holovina).

Zucchini sticks in cheese breading: a healthy and tasty alternative to nuggets

Ingredients:

  • zucchini - 2 pcs.
  • hard cheese - 200 g
  • breadcrumbs - 6-7 tbsp.
  • eggs - 3 pcs.
  • flour - 7-8 tbsp.
  • dried garlic, smoked paprika
  • salt, pepper
Zucchini sticks in cheese breading: a healthy and tasty alternative to nuggets

Sauce options:

  • sour cream + dill + garlic
  • sour cream+green onions

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the zucchini and cut into cubes.

Zucchini sticks in cheese breading: a healthy and tasty alternative to nuggets

2. Add salt and leave for 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, grate the cheese, and mix it with breadcrumbs, smoked paprika, dried garlic, and a little pepper.

Zucchini sticks in cheese breading: a healthy and tasty alternative to nuggets

4. Beat the eggs with a whisk and add the flour to a separate plate.

5. Dip each bar in flour, then in eggs, then in cheese breading.

6. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment or a silicone mat.

Zucchini sticks in cheese breading: a healthy and tasty alternative to nuggets

7. Bake for 20 minutes at 190 degrees.

Zucchini sticks in cheese breading: a healthy and tasty alternative to nuggets

8. For the sauce, mix sour cream with green onions or dill and garlic. You can also add salt if desired.

Zucchini sticks in cheese breading: a healthy and tasty alternative to nuggets

9. Serve warm, but they are also very tasty when cold.

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