We love allll kinds of fries in our house..
And I’m not going to lie, with two teen boys we make and eat A LOT of potato fries (cut them in 1/2 inch strips, toss in oil, sprinkle with salt, bake at 400 degrees for 30 minute and they are amazing every time!)
BUT we also like to switch it up!
Zucchini Fries are a healthy and really yummy alternative to the classic potato fry and a great way to get in those veggies!
To be honest, while I love zucchini served up any way, the rest of my crew prefers their zucchini to be hidden (hello Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins! Or Zucchini Bread!) or as Fries!
And we love these fries all year round!
They are particularly tasty in the Summer and Fall when zucchini are their freshest, but they are super fresh-tasting and delish when you eat them any time of year!
Crispy outside, tender inside, packed with flavor and surprisingly easy to make.
All you need is 4 ingredients!
Zucchini, eggs, gluten-free panko breadcrumbs (we love Aleia’s brand- amazon affiliate link), Parmesan cheese or dairy free Parmesan (I’ve added a dairy-free, nut-free Parmesan recipe from my friend Corey of The Vegan Six that works beautifully below), plus some salt.
And, like I mentioned, they are easy to make!
You mix the cheese, panko crumbs and salt together to form your “coating”, whisk the egg together, and slice the zucchini into 3 inch strips.
Then you set up an work station or assembly line and dip the zucchini strips in egg, then the coating and set aside on a baking sheet (if baking) or plate (if frying)
And they can be baked (see photo directly below) or fried (I fried them in this main photo in my Cuisanart Compact Deep Fryer – amazon affiliate link).),
Either way, these Zucchini Fries always crispy and delish!
We tend to serve them as we did here with a marinara sauce.
But they also pair well with a Sriracha mayo or dipping sauce or a ranch dressing (here’s the link to our favorite vegan ranch dressing ).
Hope you love them as much as we do!
For more of our favorite zucchini recipes click here.
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