Oven baked courgette fries have been a great sides option for me in my years of being on Keto. This recipe is definitely a go to when you would normally be having fries (or more commonly known as chips here in the UK) as an accompaniment to the main part of a dish.
Maybe you just want a portion as a snack? Absolutely nothing wrong with that at all.
What is not to love? A healthy veg baked in Parmesan cheese and garlic. You can also experiment with other herbs and spices for sure.
Courgette (or as known in other parts of the world as zucchini) is so adaptable for a keto or low carb diet. I will be showing in future recipes how it can replace all manner of carb filled ingredients like noodles and pasta for instance.
This recipe is gluten free too and uses only 4 simple ingredients. And simple to make up.
The cheese, as they are baking, really gets the taste buds going when they are in the oven.
They are one of my go to side dishes when having a lovely steak.
The menu card below is easy to follow but want to give you some tips when working with courgettes like this.
This veg is nearly all water so once pieces are cut, blot them well with kitchen towel etc to get them as dry as possible. We do want dry fries.
If you are doing this as part of a keto diet like me then avoid using pre shredded parmesan. As ever, manufacturers tend to add sugars and carbs to make you like it, and also to stop it sticking together in the packet. Same as with pre grated cheddar.
Buy a block of true Parmesan and simply grate yourself then you know you are safe.
Ok, let’s bake: