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Quick Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

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Easy, quick, extra-crispy, and flavorful zucchini fries will be your next favorite side dish!
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Easy, quick, extra-crispy, and flavorful zucchini fries will be your next favorite side dish. Panko breadcrumbs make for an extra-crispy crust that won’t disappoint, and Parmesan cheese adds tons of flavor. If you’re looking to lower your carb intake, these fries are it!

Ingredients For Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

  • Zucchini squash
  • All-purpose flour
  • Eggs
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dried parsley
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sour cream
  • Mustard powder
  • Dried dill

How To Make Extra-Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with foil. Brush or spray the foil with oil or cooking spray.
  2. Cut the zucchini into matchsticks
  3. Place the panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Mix them until well combined.
  4. Beat the eggs in a separate shallow dish.
  5. Place the zucchini matchsticks into a large zipper bag along with the flour and shake to coat. Remove the matchsticks shaking off any excess flour.
  6. Dip the matchsticks into the beaten eggs, then into the panko/Parmesan mixture to coat.
  7. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until slightly brown and crispy.

Make the dipping sauce: combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Can I Make These Fries Ahead Of Time?

You can cut the zucchini ahead of time and make the panko/Parmesan coating, but they are best prepared fresh before serving.

Can I Store and Reheat Leftovers?

Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat in a 375 F oven on a baking sheet. Do not reheat in the microwave.

Quick Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries (3)

Quick Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Easy, quick, extra-crispy, and flavorful zucchini fries will be your next favorite side dish!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 SERVINGS
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Large zipper bag
  • Two shallow dishes (pie dishes can work)
  • Baking sheet
  • Foil
  • Oven

Ingredients

For the fries:

  • 3 medium zucchini squash
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ¾ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dry parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Ground pepper to taste

For the dipping sauce:

  • ½ cup low-fat sour cream
  • ¼ tsp ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dry dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with foil. Brush or spray the foil with oil or cooking spray.
  • Cut the zucchini into matchsticks
  • Place the panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Mix them until well combined.
  • Beat the eggs in a separate shallow dish.
  • Place the zucchini matchsticks into a large zipper bag along with the flour and shake to coat. Remove the matchsticks shaking off any excess flour.
  • Dip the matchsitcks into the beaten eggs, then into the panko/Parmesan mixture to coat.
  • Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 20 mins or until slightly brown and crispy.
  • Make the dipping sauce: combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 6mg

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Make The Zucchini Fries Turn Out Crispy?

Coating them with flour before dipping them in the beaten eggs makes the egg stick, and the eggs make the Panko/Parmesan crust stick. Also, Panko breadcrumbs are crispier than regular breadcrumbs.

Can I Use Regular Breadcrumbs Instead Of Panko Breadcrumbs?

Yes, you can. However, your fries will not be as crispy.

What Can I Do If My Zucchini Fries Are Soggy?

Coating them in flour before dipping them in the eggs helps create a moisture barrier, and this in turn helps create a crispier crust.

Can I Make These Fries Gluten-Free?

Yes, you can. Use gluten-free flour and gluten-free Panko breadcrumbs.

What If I Don’t Have Parmesan Cheese?

You can skip the Parmesan cheese and add a bit more salt to the panko/spice mixture. You can also use grated Asiago or Pecorino Romano cheese for a similar flavor.

Can I Make These Zucchini Fries Dairy-Free?

You can omit the Parmesan cheese, or use nutritional yeast as a dairy-free alternative.

What Are Some Dipping Sauce Alternatives?

You can dip them in Marinara sauce, Ranch dressing, tzatziki, or your favorite dipping sauce/dressing!

Can I Make These Fries In the Air Fryer?

Definitely! Air fry them at 400 F for about 10 minutes turning them over halfway. Make sure not to overcrowd them!

 

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