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Baked Zucchini Fries

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Baked Zucchini Fries are a crispy, tender, and healthy alternative to fried potato fries. This recipe is so easy to make and perfect to pair with any meal. Try making a batch today.

overhead view zucchini fries in serving bowl with small bowl of dipping sauce and cloth napkin

How is it possible that the month of August is almost over already?!?

That is so crazy because it feels as though the month just began. Literally. While the month may almost be over, there is no denying that I indulged enough during the quarantine/summer months, that I needed to put forth more effort to eat better during the month of August.

Now it should be no secret that I love French fries. I mean just think about it hot, crispy, salted, delicious fries…yes…there is nothing like it. That was until I decided to take the plunge and give baked zucchini fries a try and I must say that I really enjoyed them and they are an amazingly great substitute.

The fresh zucchini is sliced into the shape of fries, the crispy panko breadcrumbs seasoned, and the zucchini is dipped into the egg wash, which prepares it to be fully coated in the seasoned breadcrumbs. Now when coating with the breadcrumbs do not skimp, be very generous because this is what gives the zucchini fries lots of flavor and a crispy texture.

Be sure to try this quick and easy recipe and let me know in the comment section below how it turns out for you.

What ingredients are needed to make these zucchini fries?

ingredients needed for zucchini fries in separate containers

  1. Zucchini 
  2. Egg
  3. Panko breadcrumbs 
  4. Parmesan 
  5. Garlic powder 
  6. Basil 
  7. Thyme 
  8. Salt 
  9. Ground black pepper

How to make these baked zucchini sticks:

Begin the recipe by cleaning the zucchini and cutting it into the shape of fries or wedges. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

fresh zucchini in black container cut into the shape of fries

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. In a separate small bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, dried basil, dried thyme, salt,  and ground black pepper.

breadcrumb mixture in black plastic container

Dip the zucchini fries in the egg mixture until evenly coated, then toss the zucchini fries in the panko and Parmesan mixture until evenly coated.

zucchini fries in container with egg mixture zucchini fries in container with breadcrumb mixture

Place on the prepared baking sheet. Continue this process until all of the zucchini fries are finished.

coated zucchini fries on baking sheet before baking

Place into the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, turning the zucchini halfway through the baking process. Continue baking until the crust looks crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately.

close up view baked zucchini fries on baking sheet with racksmall white plate with baked zucchini fries on it next to small bowl with dipping sauce

serving bowl with baked zucchini fries in it with dipping sauce in small bowl.

Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries are a crispy, tender, and healthy alternative to fried potato fries. This recipe is so easy to make and perfect to pair with any meal. Try making a batch today.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked zucchini fries, zucchini fries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 159kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large fresh zucchini squash
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and ground black pepper to preference

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by cleaning the zucchini and cutting it into the shape of fries or wedges. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the 1 large egg and 1 tablespoon water.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, salt,  and ground black pepper (to preference).
  • Dip the zucchini fries in the egg mixture until evenly coated, then toss the zucchini fries in the panko and Parmesan mixture until evenly coated.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet. Continue this process until all of the zucchini fries are finished.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, turning the zucchini halfway through the baking process.
  • Continue baking until the crust looks crispy and golden brown. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Pair with your favorite creamy dipping sauce.
  • Try mixing together 1 ½-cup plain Greek yogurt with a package of dry ranch seasoning mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 499IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 2mg
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hand holding zucchini fry over container with dipping sauce

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2 Comments

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    Lori
    February 11, 2017 at 7:11 AM

    Hello from a fellow Northwest Florida foodie freak! ? I, too, love French fries but my waistline is telling me to try your zucchini fries. They look delicious! Glad I found your blog thru Bloglovin!

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      admin
      February 14, 2017 at 1:15 PM

      Thank you so much! Glad you found me 🙂

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