Zucchini Fries are the perfect way to enjoy fresh garden zucchini and are perfect served as an appetizer or a side dish! Crispy and crunchy with tender zucchini inside, these parmesan zucchini fries are going to be your new favorite snack!
When my garden is overflowing with zucchini, you can find me making all of my favorites like Easy Baked Zucchini and even putting it in desserts and creating Zucchini Brownies. These easy zucchini fries are a favorite for a quick and easy snack.
How To Make Zucchini Fries
I love crispy Baked Zucchini Fries! These are lightly breaded with a combo of Panko bread crumbs & parmesan and baked in the oven for the perfect guilt free bite!
Once baked crisp, we love to dip and dunk these into ranch dressing, warm marinara sauce or Spicy Dill Dip!
How Do You Make Oven Fried Zucchini?
As much as I love deep fried zucchini, I more often prefer a lighter oven baked version without the extra fat and calories. It’s easy to make:
- Cut zucchini into wedges leaving the skin on.
- Combine panko and parmesan cheese in a bowl with a touch olive oil. Adding the oil at this time will help the coating crisp up.
- Beat egg and milk, and toss with zucchini slices.
- Dip each zucchini into the crumb mixture. Press the crumbs to each zucchini stick to help them adhere.
- Bake in a hot oven on a parchment lined pan.
Serve with a side of homemade aioli for the perfect dipper!
How Long Do You Bake Zucchini Fries?
It depends on their thickness, I usually do them about 15 minutes (give or take), you want them tender crisp. If you want to make oven fried zucchini slices, they will only take about 10-12 minutes to bake, flipping about half way to ensure they are brown on both sides.
Are Zucchini Fries Healthy?
Since this zucchini fries recipe is baked in the oven and has very little oil, they are a relatively healthy option when compared to its deep fried counterpart. If you are watching your waistline, they’re much lower in calories.
If you’d like to make zucchini fries without breadcrumbs for a low carb option, you can use extra parmesan cheese or even a bit of almond flour.
Parmesan Zucchini Fries are simple to make, tasty and satisfying for the perfect appetizer, snack or a side dish! Every year I grow zucchini in the garden and I try to find creative ways to use it up! From Zucchini Bread, to Grilled Zucchini and spiralized Zucchini Salad, the possibilities are endless!
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Crispy Zucchini Fries (oven baked)
- 2 large zucchini
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup parmesan Cheese
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise or dressing
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 chipotle in Adobo or more to taste
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Combine Panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, pepper & olive oil. Mix well and set aside.
- Wash zucchini and cut into fries (leaving skin on).
- Beat egg & milk together. Toss zucchini in the egg and milk mixture.
- Dip each zucchini fry into the bread crumb mixture pressing the crumbs to make sure they stick.
- Place on a parchment lined pan and spray with cooking spray. Bake 18-20 minutes or until crust is crispy.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Today is January 1,2023.I was just craving Zucchini,and looked into Holly’s website,and found a recipie for baked zucchini sticks.I’m baking them now.A little bit of prep work but we’ll worth the wait.
Can this recipe be done in the air fryer?
Definitely, Patty! In the air fryer, I would cook it at 375°F for 8 minutes, flip, then cook for an additional 6-8 minutes or until they are crisp.
How can this recipe only have 6g carbs when 1/4 cup bread crumbs has about 20g carbs?
Hi Leslie, nutrition information is per serving not for the entire recipe. So this recipe is broken into 6 servings.
I’m confused, there’s a summary of instruction on top of this site and then instructions on bottom of site and both never mentions garlic powder or seasoning salt but the recipe list calls for both. So, should these be added? If so, thinking with the panko breading step?
You’re right Ann, these ingredients should have been included with step #2. I will update the recipe, sorry for the mix up!
The flavor of the panko crust was good, however, it would not stick to the zucchini sticks. I had to mash it on top and hope for the best. I’m wondering if I missed a step-perhaps drying each stick before the egg dip would help. I’ll try it again as we did like the flavor
Glad you enjoyed it, Barbara. We dip the zucchini sticks in an egg and milk mixture before the panko crust which helps it to stick to the zucchini sticks.