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Freakishly Fantastic Faux-Fried Zucchini
Fried 'n True
Your days of hiding from fried zucchini are over. Embrace your love of this
formerly off-limits fried stuff NOW with this new HG creation...
2 large zucchini; ends removed
3/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal; ground to a breadcrumb-like
consistency in a blender or food processor
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 tbsp. powdered ranch dressing/dip mix
1/4 tsp. plus 1 dash garlic powder
1/4 tsp. plus 1 dash onion powder
1/4 tsp. plus 1 dash oregano
2 dashes pepper
2 dashes salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut zucchini into half-inch-wide circles. Blot
away any excess moisture with a paper towel. Place egg substitute in a
medium-sized dish, and season with a dash each of garlic powder, onion
powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. In a separate medium-sized container,
combine cereal breadcrumbs with 1/4 tsp. each of garlic powder, onion
powder, and oregano -- add the ranch mix and a dash each of salt and
pepper, and then mix well. Set out a baking pan, and spray with nonstick
spray. Toss zucchini circles in the egg substitute until they are all evenly
covered. One by one, coat zucchini with breadcrumbs (giving them a shake
first to remove excess egg substitute), and lay them flat on the baking pan.
Place in the oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Flip zucchini circles over, and
return to the oven for about 10 more minutes, or until outsides are crispy
and zucchini is cooked through. MAKES 3 SERVINGS
Serving Size: 1/3rd of recipe (1 generous serving)
PointsPlus® value 2*
Fried Zucchini, Average Restaurant
Remember the days when you would try to convince yourself that fried
zucchini was good for you simply because it was loosely based on a
vegetable? That was right around the time you were telling everyone to eat
blueberry pancakes 'cuz it was the breakfast of champions -- due to all those
antioxidant-packed blueberries, of course. Well, you're more realistic now
(thank goodness!), so you know that ANYTHING fried, be it zucchini,
eggplant, or a hunk of cheese, is NOT a diet-friendly option. And in case you
don't know just how bad this particular fried item is, a SMALL order of fried
zucchini has an average of 450 calories and 27g fat. That's WAY too much for
a side dish -- especially one pretending to be a vegetable. Eeeeks! So leave
the restaurant fried zucchini to the kooky people who don't mind wasting
gazillions of fat grams on a grease-drenched veggie dish -- and make some
of HG's Freakishly Fantastic Faux-Fried Zucchini at home. Weeeee!
Serving Size: 1 small order (or about half of a large order/appetizer)
PointsPlus® value 12*
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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by
Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe
or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the
owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.
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