Well, howdy there, fellow gardeners and kitchen enthusiasts!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve found yourself knee-deep in summer squash or zucchini at some point.
The struggle is real, right?
I mean, we plant those seeds, nurture those vines, and before we know it, our gardens are bursting at the seams with these vibrant green beauties.
It’s like a squash explosion that even our neighbors can’t escape!
But hey, don’t start giving those extras away just yet.
I’ve got a nifty little trick up my apron sleeve that’ll turn your surplus summer squash into a downright addictive snack – oven-baked summer squash fries.
Yessiree, we’re putting those garden gems to good use right here in my cozy homestead kitchen.
Squash or Zucchini: A Close Kinship
Ever wondered about the difference between summer squash and zucchini?
Not much, to be honest!
They’re like distant cousins, sharing a strikingly similar flavor and texture.
So if you’ve got zucchinis on hand, no worries – you can easily use them in this recipe.
Farm to Table Magic
Step into the world of homesteading, where self-sufficiency and the farm-to-table ethos reign supreme.
At the heart of our homestead kitchen, we cherish every morsel that springs from the earth.
That’s why we’ve tagged this post with ‘farm to table’ and ‘homestead kitchen’ – to share the enchantment of cultivating our own ingredients and savoring the fruits of our labor.
Here, we’re all about living off the land and making the most of every garden harvest.
Enter our delightful Oven-Baked Summer Squash Fries, a culinary transformation of surplus summer squash into crispy, golden delights.
It’s a celebration of resourcefulness and a connection with the land, all in one recipe.
So, come on in, join the conversation, and let’s explore the magic of farm-to-table living together.
Crafting Your Own Squash Fries
Alright, fellow homesteaders, let’s roll up our sleeves and dive into the heart of the matter!
Making these squash fries is a breeze, a true testament to our resourceful homestead kitchen.
Here’s what you’ll need: summer squash (or trusty zucchinis), a gentle drizzle of olive oil, and your favorite seasonings.
Personally, I’m a fan of mustard powder, paprika, a dash of salt, a sprinkle of pepper, all tied together with that touch of olive oil.
So, let’s not waste a moment.
Grab that garden-fresh squash, slice them up, generously season to your heart’s content, and pop them into your hot oven.
We’re on our way to crafting crispy, golden squash fries that’ll transport you straight to homestead heaven.Print
Oven-Baked Summer Squash Fries
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- 1 medium summer squash
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs (try panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon mustard power
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.
- Cut your summer squash into wedges. Be sure to remove the larger seeds.
- Whisk the eggs in a dish.
- In another dish, combine the bread crumbs, paprika, mustard powder, salt and pepper.
- Start by dipping the wedges, one by one, into the egg mixture and then the bread crumb mixture. Place each wedge on the greased baking sheet. Continue until all the wedges are done.
- You can bake the wedges for about 30 to 40 minutes until they are soft inside and golden brown on the outside. If you want a more golden texture, drizzle or spray some olive oil on top of the wedges. Turn the wedges over half way through baking.
- Serve the oven-baked summer squash fries with ranch or another favorite dip.
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