Monday, January 10, 2011

Baked Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Baked Zucchini Sticks

5 medium zucchini sliced into sticks
2 large egg whites
2/3 cup bread crumbs
4 Tablespoons grated Parmesan & Romano cheese blend
olive oil cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425. In a small bowl, beat egg whites and season with salt and pepper. In a ziplock bag, combine breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cheese and shake well. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Dip zucchini sticks into eggs then into bread crumb mixture and shake to coat. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more cooking spray on top. Bake for about 22 minutes, until golden brown.

Quick Marinara Sauce

1 teaspoon olive oil
28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper

In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and bay leaf. Stir and reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer about 20 minutes.

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