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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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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Comments

  1. JC says

    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.

  2. says

    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
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