The air fryer version is the perfect follow-up to this successful simple recipe! There are many airfryerzucchinifries recipes on the Internet, but most of them involve dipping zucchini fries in egg and coating with bread crumbs before air frying.
Put zucchini fries in a bowl and add olive oil, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Put zucchini fries in the air fryer basket.
In just 10 minutes in the air fryer, you’ll have a crisp-tender zucchini side dish that pairs perfectly with almost any entrée. Once I discovered how easy it is to use my Ninja Foodie Pro to serve up cauliflower, air fried zucchini was next on my list.
In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, dried thyme, garlic powder and salt. Add zucchini to preheated air fryer ; cook for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown and crisp-tender.
For the full recipe for Air Fried Zucchini Sticks, scroll to the bottom of this post. The sky is the limit for seasoning options: try dried basil, parsley or oregano.
On the flip side, if you like a softer zucchini texture, air fry for a few minutes longer. Print Recipe With five simple ingredients, it's easy to prepare Healthy AirFryerZucchini.
In a bowl, whisk olive oil, garlic powder, salt and thyme; add zucchini and stir to coat. Cook in a preheated 400 degree F air fryer for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown and crisp-tender.
The sky is the limit for seasoning options: try dried basil, parsley or oregano. On the flip side, if you like a softer zucchini texture, air fry for a few minutes longer.
Usually, you would be instructed to place them in the air fryer in one layer and cook them in two batches. However, this method allows you to cook all of them at once without worrying about the side effects.
I normally associate any kind of breaded foods with deep-frying. Although I often make baked schnitzel or pinko chicken in the oven, still, the first thought when thinking about breading is deep-frying.
Not only because of the amounts of oil involved, but also because of the mess, the fat that I have to discard somewhere afterward, the smell and so on. Although I only have it for a couple of months now, I have been using it extensively, there is hardly any other extra kitchen gadget that I use that often nowadays.
I use a Lesser Hairdryer XXL to make this recipe. All-purpose flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and spices for the breading.
Making air fried zucchini is really easy. Season and bread the sticks, place them in the air fryer and cook turning once.
I think that “turning once” is the “hardest/ annoying” part of the recipe… otherwise, this cannot be easier. Cut the vegetables into sticks, about 4 cm/ 1 ½ inches long.
Mix well with 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, salt, and pepper. Arranging the pieces this way will allow them all to become nice and crispy without you having to cook them in two batches.
Spray again and air fry the zucchini for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the first layer of zucchini from the basket (using tongs) and place them on a large plate.
Gently flip the pieces that are still in the basket on the other side. Return the sticks from the plate back to the basket, arranging them again in the opposite direction, but making sure that they are lying on the other side as well.
Cut the zucchini into sticks, about 4 cm/ 1 ½ inch long. Place the breadcrumbs on another large plate and mix with Parmesan, salt, and pepper.
Carefully remove the first layer of zucchini from the basket (using tongs) and place them on a large plate. Return the sticks from the plate back to the basket, arranging them again in the opposite direction, but making sure that they are lying on the other side as well.
I’m super excited to share these airfryerzucchinifries with you, because they were just a fun little experiment for dinner one night, but it turned into love at first bite. The egg wash is important to help the breading stick in step three.
My friend Izzy has used aquanaut as an egg alternative in her Egg Free Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries, and I bet that would work for these zucchini fries as well! The last step is to roll your zucchini fries around in mix of Parmesan cheese, pinko, garlic salt and a bit of pepper.
Once you’ve done steps 1-3, simply cook your zucchini fries in your air fryer for 5-7 minutes, or until crispy. You may need to work in batches because you need to leave space around the fries for them to get nice and crispy.
Otherwise, you could make a creamy dip, like the dressing for this Southwestern Kale Chickpea Salad. I haven’t tried breading them and storing them precooking, but I can tell you that leftovers were just as good as fresh once reheated in the air fryer (3 or so minutes until crispy and heated through).
Print Recipe Airfryerzucchinifries are coated with a crispy Parmesan pinko breading and are the perfect way to use up summer zucchini ! Place flour, eggs, and Pinko mixture in three separate shallow bowls.