Oven Fried Zucchini Spears

From Zephyr Community Farm

2 medium-sized zucchini or yellow summer squash
3 tablespoons dried bread crumbs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried summer savory
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons corn oil
Prepared marinara sauce (Italian tomato and herb sauce) optional

Heat oven to 475 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Wash zucchini and pat dry. Do not peel. Cut eights lengthwise, then halves crosswise. On a sheet of wax paper, toss bread crumbs, cheese, herbs, garlic powder, and pepper. Whisk oil and 2 tablespoons water in small bowl. Moisten zucchini spears in this mixture, then roll them in crumb mixture, covering all sides. Arrange on baking sheet. Bake 7 minutes, or until spears are lightly browned. Turn spears over; bake 3 minutes more. Serve immediately with hot marinara sauce if desired. Four servings.

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