In order to get a true and fair outcome, I made both at the same time and from the same zucchini. After we devoured both platefuls of these delicious fries, we came to similar (but slightly different) conclusion.
You’ll need a sliced zucchini, an egg, some water, almond flour, olive oil, and seasoned salt. For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
As soon as the air fryer is ready, place the zucchini strips in the basket in a single layer. If you have a wire rack, use it so you don’t have to turn the strips halfway through.
If you don’t have a wire rack, you’ll need to turn the strips halfway through the cycle. If you don’t have an air fryer or choose to use the oven instead, follow all the directions to prepare the zucchini.
However, instead of putting them in the air fryer, you’ll want to place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. You can cover the pan with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Put them back in the oven for another 12 minutes, or until they’re a medium golden brown. This time, I made a delicious dip by combining mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and sriracha sauce.
It’s packed with nutrients that are good for your vision, such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, lutein, and manganese. It has riboflavin, potassium, and a boatload of antioxidants that slow down the effects of aging.
If you’re watching your weight, zucchini is an excellent vegetable to include in your diet. One of our other favorite treats is a big bowl of this party mix.
1 large zucchini cut into strips (similar to French fries) 1 large egg 1 tablespoon of water 1 cup of almond flour Olive oil spray Seasoned salt to taste Set air fryer to 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Turn it on and allow it to preheat while you get the zucchini ready.
Drop the zucchini into the bag with almond flour and shake to coat all the pieces. Once the air fryer is ready, place the zucchini in the basket in a single layer.
To oven-fry these zucchini strips, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cover the bottom of a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Follow all the steps above, but instead of placing them in the air fryer basket, put them on the baking sheet.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. I love how crispy it makes everything but with so much less fat and mess than deep-frying.
These air fryer Parmesan zucchini fries are so good my kids actually beg for them. They’re easy, too, so I don’t mind making them on a busy weeknight.
Zucchini fries are little sticks of breaded, fried, crispy, heaven. Basically, you cut your zucchini into sticks the size of traditional french fried potatoes.
Take each quarter and continue cutting it lengthwise until you have sticks that are the perfect thickness. Finally, stack them and slice longways until they are the same thickness on both sides.
They’re like these little mini convection ovens that fit on your counter top. They use super hot air and circulate it to give your food a fried crispy texture on the outside without all the added fat and grease of actual deep-frying.
Cooking your Zucchini fries in your air fryer is going to make them healthier without sacrificing any crunch at all. Your Zucchini fries will have 3 main parts: the zucchini, the egg wash, and the coating.
While the air fryer comes up to heat, combine your Pinko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper in a medium shallow bowl. Place your breaded zucchini fries in a single layer inside the air fryer basket.
Cook each batch of your zucchini fries for 9 to 10 minutes or until they look golden and crispy. Even though the air fryer is great at circulating the hot air around your food, giving the basket a quick shake halfway through will help them from compressing and make them bake more evenly.
We also love our zucchini fries as a savory snack or appetizer paired with a flavorful dip. Place them directly in your air fryer and bake them until they are hot and crispy.
Combine Pinko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper in a medium shallow bowl; whisk to combine. Place zucchini fries in a single layer inside the air fryer basket.
That meant we made airfryerzucchinifries, spears, chips, and lots of bread for breakfast too. Anyway you cut or slice this green vegetable we just love it.
Botanically though, zucchinis are actually categorized as fruits because of seeds inside. Well anything deep-fried in oil isn’t great for your health.
BUT when you air fry vegetables you still get that crunch but without the fat or oil! Just keep in mind the thinner they are the shorter cook time needed.
Yellow squash is kinda’ fun to mix things up too. I have used my large air fryer before which works well for these since it has shelves and chips it all without flipping at all.
You can fit a lot too, but my square Color basket is by far my favorite overall and use it every day. If you haven’t made any Old Bay recipes before it is probably my favorite seasoning by far.
You can use shallow small bowls too for your bread crumbs and one for your egg, totally up to you. Of course air fryer french fries are fun, but with a little added Parmesan I probably prefer these as a side dish or snack.
If you crowd your food in the air fryer basket the sides won’t get an opportunity to get really crunchy and crispy like you want them to be. Separating them allows the hot air to create a crispy outside, but still leave the outside tender and moist.
Remove and do the same for remaining zucchini until your entire batch is done and perfectly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. Some like a light squeeze of lemon juice after they’re freshly cooked too.
(could add 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese to breadcrumbs if you wanted) Dip spears in the egg, allow excess to fall off and then press into bread crumbs on all sides.