Courgette Fries

390 calories     £0.90    25 minutes

Breaded food is a easy and simple alternative to fried food. It’s healthier and can be made so simply with just a few ingredients. Lots of health websites often put up recipes for breaded foods as they’re so tasty. Serves 2

All you need is

½ courgette

2 tbsps flour

1 egg

2 tbsp breadcrumbs

1 tbsp Parmesan

1 tbsp garlic

1 tsp paprika

To make it just

Place the flour in a bowl, in another bowl place the egg and gently whisk so the yolk separates.

In the third bowl place the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic and paprika and mix well.

Slice the courgette into strips about 1cm thick and then place in flour, egg and breadcrumbs mix.

Cook on 240°C/220°C Fan/Gas Mark 9 for 20 minutes until slightly golden.

The reviews are in

As someone who isn’t a huge courgette fan, these were to my taste buds, however, they did taste great. Plus, they gave me a few ideas of other vegetables ‘fries’ which can be done in the same way.

Tip: all costings for breadcrumb meals are based on using pre-purchased breadcrumbs it would be a lot cheaper if you used a blitzer and made your own breadcrumbs.

Where to buy

ASDA Tesco Sainsbury’s
Courgette £0.48 £0.38 £0.48
Flour £0.40 $0.15 £0.50
Eggs £1.00 £1.50 £1.25
Breadcrumbs £0.40 £0.80 £0.50
Parmesan £2.00 £1.50 £1.60
Garlic £0.70 £0.70 £1.00
Paprika £0.80 £0.85 £1.35
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