Crispy Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

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Crispy, crunchy, gluten free, zucchini fries baked in the air fryer or the oven. Perfect snack, appetizer or side. Full of savory flavor.

These pair great with sandwiches, burgers or on their own as an appetizer. They also pair great with chicken, turkey or any grilled or roasted protein.

Air fryer Zucchini fries  on a plate with dip.
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Why Make These Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Easy to make and fun for the whole family. These Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are gluten free! If you aren’t gluten free you can easily sub the ingredients for regular flour and regular breadcrumbs.

These Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are crunchy on the outside, with breadcrumbs and parmesan. They are moist and cooked to perfection in the center. They are great on their own fresh out of the air fryer or you can dip them in your favorite sauce. The seasonings really kick this veggie fry up a notch. They are a great way to get more plants onto your plate!

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for air fried zucchini fries.
  • Zucchini. You can also use a yellow summer squash if needed. You will need about 2 medium sized zucchinis.
  • Gluten free bread crumbs. If you aren’t gluten free, you can use regular bread crumbs or panko in place.
  • Parmesan. this helps to crisp up the fries and offers a great flavor.
  • Seasoning. You will need garlic powder, paprika, onion powder.
  • Unsweetened almond milk.
  • For the optional dipping sauce use my Lemon Honey Tahini

Steps To Make

Steps to make air fried zucchini fries.

Step one. Get two medium sized bowls out. Make your egg and milk wash in one. And in the second bowl add your flour, seasoning, bread crumbs and whisk together well.

Step two. Slice your zucchinis into “fries” equal sizes so they cook evenly. See the above photo for reference on size. I like to cut them in halve then cut each have into 4ths or thinner.

Step three. Line your air fryer with tin foil to help prevent the batter from sticking. Dip one fry at a time into the egg wash, then into the dry mix and lay them close together but do not overlap. Once all the zucchini fries are laid out flat, sprinkle with cheese.

Step four. Place in the air fryer on 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Please note, air fryers are all different and temps and times may vary. If you have a small cylinder air fryer you make need to bake them in two batches. For the optional dipping sauce, use my Lemon Honey Tahini Dressing

air fried zucchini fries on a plate up close with dip.

Recipe FAQ’s

Are they gluten free?

Yes, if you use almond flour!

Can I make these vegan?

Yes, just skip the egg and do a milk wash and no cheese. But do note they won’t be as crispy or breaded without the egg and parmesan.

How long will these keep?

They should keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. they may not be a crispy when you reheat.

Can I cook these zucchini fried in the oven?

Yes! If using the oven, bake on 375 for about 15 minutes or until they are browned.

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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Crispy, crunchy, gluten free, zucchini fries baked in the air fryer or the oven. Perfect snack, appetizer or side. Full of savory flavor. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 2 zucchinis , medium in size
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup gluten free bread crumbs , *
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan, any cheese of choice

Instructions 

  • Get two medium sized bowls out. Make your egg and milk wash in one. And in the second bowl add your flour, seasoning, bread crumbs and whisk together well. 
  • Slice your zucchinis into "fries" equal sizes so they cook evenly. See the above photo for reference on size. I like to cut them in halve then cut each have into 4ths or thinner. 
  • Line your air fryer with tin foil to help prevent the batter from sticking. Dip one fry at a time into the egg wash, then into the dry mix and lay them close together but do not overlap. Once all the zucchini fries are laid out flat, sprinkle with cheese.
  • Place in the air fryer on 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Please note, air fryers are all different and temps and times may vary. If you have a small cylinder air fryer you make need to bake them in two batches. 
  • *If baking in the oven, bake on 375º for about 15- 20 minutes on a cooking sheet with parchment paper. Oven temps will vary so keep an eye.

Notes

*regular bread crumbs will also work

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 237
Keyword: 30 minute
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  1. I’ve tried them before and I wasn’t a fan but I will definitely give this recipe a try since yours never let me down.

    1. Oh boy! The pressure is on! Please let me know what you think 😌 I hope you like these!