Zucchini and Sweet Potato Rosemary Fries

by Her Happy Balance on February 27, 2013

Ever get stuck in a food rut? I find that I’ve been eating a lot of the same things lately. I eat a lot of hummus with veggies/pita and fruit for snacks. And then when it comes to dinner side dishes, I usually have a salad and maybe some green beans or cooked carrots. Boring. So I decided to spice up my dinner last night with these fries on a whim, and they turned out pretty well 🙂

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Rosemary Fries:

1/2 cup flour

2 tsp. course salt (I used Kosher)

2 tsp. fresh ground pepper

2 large eggs

1 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary

1 medium-sized zucchini (about 1 lb)

2 medium-sized sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs)


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Get out three bowls. In one bowl add flour, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper. In the next, put your eggs, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Scramble the egg mix up well. In the final bowl put the bread crumbs, cheese, rosemary, and the last 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper. Next peel your sweet potatoes and cut them up into strips/wedges like french fries. Do not peel the zucchini, but cut it into strips as well. Then go through an assembly line putting your veggies first in the flour mix, then move onto the egg scramble, and finally your bread crumbs. Repeat this until all your veggies are coated. Place them on the lined baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Fries before baking

Fries before baking

Both of the different veggie fries ended up tasting good, but the sweet potato fries were my favorite. I liked the contrast of the sweet taste with the crunchy coating. I ended up eating the fries with some blue cheese mixed with hot sauce for dipping and had a caprese salad as well. You could definitely dip the fries in hummus or a ranch dressing if you’d rather something more mild. I just like hot sauce…on everything.

Finished Product!

Finished Product!

As an added bonus, this recipes makes a bunch of fries! So I have some for tonight’s dinner. Leftovers for the win!


How do you cure food ruts?

Whats your favorite dinner side dish?

Do you eat leftovers? (Some crazy people I’ve met don’t)

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quartercenturysouthernliving February 27, 2013 at 7:43 am

Girl, these look amazing!! I absolutely love sweet potato fries!! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will definitely be making these fries 🙂

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Yay let me know if you like them! 😉

pickyrunner February 27, 2013 at 8:34 am

Yummm I love potato fries! They’re like a healthified version of french fries and sometimes I think they even taste better! I’ll be making these for sure 🙂

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Me too! The rosemary and parm cheese give them a good flavor, I hope you like them!

jumpeatrun February 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

I totally get into food ruts…and you have inspired me to get a little more creative for lunch tomorrow 🙂
Those veggie fries look awesome!

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

That’s awesome news! 🙂 And thanks!!

Alex @ therunwithin February 27, 2013 at 10:16 am

oh yum, zucchini has to be my favorite vegetable

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm

It’s one of mine too!

maryana90 February 27, 2013 at 10:16 am

This looks so good!

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Thanks, Maryana! 🙂

The Cookie ChRUNicles February 27, 2013 at 10:25 am

Those look delicious! I easily eat sweet potatoes either baked or as roasted wedges/fries 3-4 times a week. I like your method, I may try it out!…I often get into food ruts. i can eat the same meals over and over and over and love it and then wake up one morning and decide I can’t eat it anymore.

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I know exactly what you mean, one day it just hits you and you’re fed up with whatever you’ve been loving! And you can make me dinner anytime you like, I want sweet potato wedges 3x a week! haha

thedancingrunner February 27, 2013 at 11:54 am

Those look delish! Will definitely try them!

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Awesome, let me know how they turn out for you 🙂

carlyjg February 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Dang, these look amazing! I’m a huge fan of any kind of fries… Especially healthy ones!

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Right?! Guilt-free fries are the best!

RachLapchak February 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I get in food ruts all of the time! I always find myself brainstorming new ideas for dinners and snacks. These recipe looks awesome! I usually don’t like Rosemary, but I think this is a nice balance of flavors.

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Yeah the rosemary isn’t too strong. I like rosemary though, and think I would actually add more next time. I hope you like them, Rachel!

Brittany February 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I’m obsessed with rosemary right now. Yum! I loveeee leftovers, I hate to waste!

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Same! I feel awful letting things go bad…usually that means I end up using an odd mish mosh of veggies at one time to save them from the garbage disposal though…interesting concoctions!

Cindy February 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Your zucchini fries look delicious. Great idea 😀

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Thanks, Cindy! Happy Wednesday! 🙂

jessiebearwhat February 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

YUM. I’ve been craving zucchini so maybe I should switch it up and try this!

Her Happy Balance February 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm

You have such healthy cravings, that’s awesome! Enjoy them 🙂

Bezzymates February 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm

I cure food ruts by going through other blogs to get new recipes like this one you just posted. Thanks.

blonde hair blue eyed runner February 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm

A restaurant near us (Smash Burger) sells very similar fries and we love them! Yours look so delish, great job. I def. eat leftovers for lunch everyday!

muffins&mocha February 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Thanks for liking my crock pot cream cheese chicken chili! It was really yummy. This looks delish. Can’t wait to try! Hope you don’t mind if I repress 🙂

sweetlifedaily March 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Always looking for a new way to make sweet potatoes – this looks amazing!

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