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Zucchini Fries with Tequila-Spiked Avocado Dip

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Zucchini Fries with Tequila-Spiked Avocado Dip

I love fries.  Who doesn’t?

Salty, hot, fries piled high, smothered in ketchup.  This gal’s idea of a good time.  Now try explaining this salty, hot pile of fries to your thighs, this is where it gets ugly.

Thighs don’t understand, care or even bother to listen to my reasoning for wanting a salty, hot fresh pile of fries.

I hate thighs.

 

 

 

 

So to nix my craving I have turned to baked fries, yes they actually taste great.

 

baked sweet potato fries

baked carrot fries

baked green bean fries

baked zucchini fries

 

I have tried them all!

And guess what? They are pretty freaking tasty!  And the best part - the dipping sauces.

The combinations can range from simple mayo with chiles or honey ginger to the boozy with tequila spike avocado… they are endless.   My daughter’s enjoy them, my hubby the carnivore gobbles them up and most importantly I nix a craving.

A huge salty, hot pile of zucchini fries.  Take that you thighs.

 

Zucchini Fries

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb zucchini, cut into 4-5-inch sticks
  • 2 cups Maseca, for tortillas
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Oregano
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl combine Maseca, salt, pepper and oregano, set aside.
  3. In a pie plate or bowl whisk 2 eggs.
  4. Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg, shake to remove excess, and then dredge the zucchini sticks in the Maseca mix.
  5. Place the coated strips on the prepared baking sheet and repeat until all the zucchini strips have been coated.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, remove from oven, flip and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the zucchini fries are golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately with dip of your choice.
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These fries are dredge with Maseca, the corn flour that you use to make corn tortillas.  They give the fries a toasted flavor and help to keep the fries from getting soggy. They avocado is lightly spiked with tequila, which makes it a heavenly dipping sauce for us adults. Feel free to omit for the children.

 

 

 

Tequila-Spiked Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: makes almost 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, pit removed
  • 1 cup sour cream or crema Mexicana
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tablespoon tequila
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Purée avocado, sour cream, lime juice and tequila until smooth.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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30 Responses to Zucchini Fries with Tequila-Spiked Avocado Dip

  1. They look so yummy and delicious!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.
    Lia recently posted..Grilled aubergine parcels / Embrulhos de beringela grelhada!My Profile

  2. the zucchini fries are amazing but the dip itself is unbelievable. I love the spikedness (is that a word:) Perfect recipe indeed

  3. Lenny hates zucchini. I have to hide it in dishes; but, I am sure he will love this recipe. I know I will …. the avocado dip is the icing on the fries! Cannot wait to make.
    Denise recently posted..Roasted Peach Buttermilk Ice CreamMy Profile

  4. i’ve seen lots of uses for zucchini lately, but there’s no doubt in my mind that this is my favorite. :)
    grace recently posted..waste not, want notMy Profile

  5. What a fabulous idea and much better for us than french fries. Love the tipsy avocado dip too.
    Sam
    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen recently posted..Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese and PistachiosMy Profile

  6. Anything that looks this tasty but not as damaging to my thighs is a plus in my book!
    yummychunklet recently posted..The Wilton SchoolMy Profile

  7. Amazing little appetizer! Definitely love the addition of the tequila to the dip!
    mjskit recently posted..Chunky GazpachoMy Profile

  8. Love fries? Raising hand here :) These sound great and the dipping sauce – oh my!
    Susan recently posted..Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream SandwichesMy Profile

  9. You make them look so good.
    :)
    V
    A Canadian Foodie recently posted..Kevin Kent of Knifewear: Hand-hammered Knife Making August 4, 2012 in CalgaryMy Profile

  10. And here I was wondering what to do with all the zucchini and other summer squash from my garden. Guess what’s for dinner tonight! Thank you.

  11. I can’t wait to try the avocado dip. I think I have all the ingredients. Thank you, I’ll be making it tonight.

  12. this sounds delish! and i love anything that will thwart the thighs. :)

  13. These sound awesome! I like thighs…just not ones as big as mine ;P
    Heather @girlichef recently posted..Mariposa Agave Nectar Liqueur + some cocktails {product review}My Profile

  14. I will be making these as soon as I get my hands on some maseca! They look amazing!!!

  15. What a great idea, using maseca to coat the zucchini fries with. I’ve used rice flour before, but will have to give this a try.

  16. Vianney! I wanted to grab one of those fries, but the computer was unfortunately in my way! : – )Can’t wait to make these!

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  24. awesome – good for your thighs fries, only you could create such … love green bean and sweet potato oven fries so this makes perfectly good eating, have not tried carrot fries either…
    now about that green dipping sauce – one word… you rock, okay, two
    Drick recently posted..El Dorado Tostada StacksMy Profile

  25. These look so good – love using the Maseca instead of bread crumbs. Might have to give these a try at the beach next week, they would be perfect with some fresh shrimp for a light dinner!
    stephanie @cookinfanatic recently posted..Spicy Chicken w/ Pineapple Cucumber SalsaMy Profile

  26. I tried making zucchini fries about a month ago and it was a disaster. My kitchen was a mess and the breading didn’t stick. I must try your version, I was so looking forward to a zucchini fry. And I’m loving your sauce.
    Lea Ann recently posted..No Recipe Required-Lemon Chicken Thighs and Cooking with my iPadMy Profile

  27. Yum! I could drink the sauce :)
    DessertForTwo recently posted..Rice Crispy Treats: small batchMy Profile

  28. I love fries…these fries, and this dip!!
    Belinda @zomppa recently posted..Sol Food Mobile Farm Days 18-25: PennsylvaniaMy Profile

  29. I’m loving the tequila spiced dip! It sounds incredibly delicious, V! And so well paired with the zucchini fries :)
    Baker Street recently posted..#MuffinMonday: Macaroni and Cheese MuffinsMy Profile

  30. What a great idea! that dip sounds terrific.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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