Crispy Wood Sticks! Oil-Free and Delicious Zucchini Recipe

In a world where indulgence often means sacrificing health, finding a tasty snack that’s also healthy can feel like hitting the jackpot. Enter crispy wood sticks made from zucchini, offering all the crunch and flavor you crave without a drop of oil or fat. Say goodbye to guilt and hello to satisfaction with this simple yet delicious recipe.


Imagine biting into a crispy snack that’s not only delicious but also guilt-free. With our oil-free crispy wood sticks recipe, made from wholesome zucchinis, you can indulge your cravings without compromising your health. Let’s dive into how to create this delectable treat!

Ingredients Breakdown

To whip up a batch of these delightful wood sticks, you’ll need:

  • 2 zucchinis (approximately 700 g)
  • 2/3 teaspoon of salt
  • 1-2 eggs (depending on size)
  • 4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or granules
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 70 g of hard cheese

Preparing the Zucchini

Start by prepping the zucchinis. If they’re young with thin skin, no need to peel them. However, for thicker-skinned zucchinis, peeling is recommended. Cut off both ends and slice them in half lengthwise, then into thin strips resembling chicken fingers. Sprinkle with salt and let them drain for 10 minutes.

Creating the Coating

While the zucchinis are draining, prepare the coating mixture. Combine breadcrumbs, garlic powder, black pepper, red pepper, oregano, and grated hard cheese in a bowl. This flavorful blend will give your wood sticks a delightful aroma and crunch.

Baking Process

Once the zucchinis have drained, coat them in flour for extra crispiness. Dip each stick in beaten egg, then coat generously with the breadcrumb mixture. Arrange them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for approximately 25 minutes until golden and crispy.

Making the Sauce

Enhance the flavor experience by pairing your wood sticks with a zesty sauce. Mix sour cream with finely chopped dill and minced garlic for a tangy and aromatic accompaniment.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your crispy wood sticks hot with the homemade sauce on the side. They make for a delightful appetizer, snack, or even a light meal when paired with a fresh salad.

Health Benefits

Unlike traditional fried snacks, these oil-free wood sticks offer a healthier alternative without compromising on taste. Zucchinis are rich in vitamins and minerals while being low in calories, making them a nutritious choice for snacking.


Can I use other vegetables instead of zucchinis?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with other vegetables like carrots, eggplants, or even sweet potatoes for a unique twist on this recipe.

How can I make the wood sticks even crispier?

For an extra crispy texture, try adding a bit of cornmeal or rice flour to the coating mixture. This will give your wood sticks an irresistible crunch.

Can I make these ahead of time and reheat them?

While they’re best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, you can make them ahead of time and reheat them in the oven to regain their crispiness.

Can I freeze the wood sticks for later?

Yes, you can freeze them after baking. Simply allow them to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months. Reheat them in the oven for a few minutes until heated through.

Are these wood sticks suitable for a vegetarian diet?

Absolutely! This recipe is completely vegetarian-friendly, making it a perfect choice for vegetarians and vegans alike.


With our oil-free crispy wood sticks recipe, you can enjoy the satisfaction of indulgent snacking without any of the guilt. Whether you’re looking for a tasty appetizer or a wholesome snack, these zucchini-based treats are sure to delight your taste buds while keeping you feeling good about your choices. Give them a try today and experience the crunch of healthful deliciousness!

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