Crispy Zucchini Fries

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Sometimes I just like to try something new for a side dish. I have been trying to get more veggies into our meals, so I wanted to make something with zucchini. Since I was making a burger, I figured, why not make zucchini fries? These Crispy Zucchini Fries are easy to make and so very tasty. They actually got my very favorite review from the youngest kiddo – “Why didn’t you make more, mom?” That’s basically a 10/10, 5 star, would recommend rating in our house.

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Crispy Zucchini Fries

You can totally make these in the air fryer, if you don’t mind doing it in batches or have the full sized oven with an air fryer setting (I love mine!). You will need to adjust the cooking time to accommodate the smaller batches if using a countertop fryer. If you have the setting on your oven to do air frying, you can use the same temperature and time listed in the recipe card.

Crispy Zucchini Fries

I cut these in a traditional fry shaped strip. You could totally do coins or wedges. It would really depend on if you are using one of those gargantuan home garden zucchini or the more cucumber sized ones from the grocery store. You really just want to be sure that you are cutting them with similar with thicknesses so that everything cooks evenly.

Crispy Zucchini Fries

What goes better with fries than a burger? And that is exactly what I served these up with. My Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger was a perfect match. And dipping the fries in the tasty Maple Dijonnaise was so very good.

Crispy Zucchini Fries

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Crispy Zucchini Fries

Strips of zucchini in a light coating of panko and parmesan and baked to crispy
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword panko, Parmesan, zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Zucchini cut into fries
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 cup Panko
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • Make a two plate dredging station. Add the heavy cream to the first plate. Combine the cheese, panko, and seasonings to the second plate.
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dunk each zucchini fry into the cream and then roll in the panko/cheese mixture. Lay them flat on the baking sheet. Spray evenly with cooking spray.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

7 thoughts on “Crispy Zucchini Fries

  1. Irene – Southern Ontario, Canada – Mexican born with Japanese background living in Canada who loves science, cooking and gardening
    Irene says:

    Yummy!!

  2. Oh, yum!! Thanks so much for linking up at the 25 and Done Link Party 13! 25 entries in 25 hours!! Shared on Fb, Pn, and Tw.

  3. CONGRATS, Estelle! Your post is FEATURED at the 25 and Done Link Party 14! 25 entries in 25 hours!! Entries shared on Fb, Pn, and Tw. Opens Mar-17 at 2am. Closes Mar-18 at 3am central time.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Thanks so much

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