Lets go back three months and pretend its the beginning of august: the sun in shining, it’s a perfect 26 degrees outside, we’re biking the seawall and sipping iced coffee. Now wouldn’t that be nice? Well, that’s what I was doing when I should have posted this — but who can blame me?
I was also a little preoccupied cooking for 70 kids, staff and volunteers at the Vancouver School Boards Healthy Eaters and Leaders summer camp everyday. The camp garden is where I took the picture above of all the zucchini, we had so many perfect ones until someone came and stole them all one night! How rude! Anyway, zucchinis aren’t exactly in season anymore, but they are still readily available and perfect for making zucchini fries!
Zucchini is a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C, and one raw cup comes in at only 18 calories. For the best flavor choose small ones with blemish free skin, and never peel zucchini or you will loose a lot of the nutrients. These fries are a great addition to any meal or great for a snack. They are easy to make and kids love them…especially if you give them a dipping sauce with it. Nothing is better than finger food you can dip! ;)
PS here is a special tip from my great auntie Joan: score the zucchini with a fork before slicing them and the coating will stick better!