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air fryer zucchini fries
5 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Rika
This air fryer zucchini fries recipe is so easy to make! The breaded zucchini fries were so crispy as if they were deep-fried. They are made with real ingredients, and aren’t deep-fried! They are so crispy and crunchy on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside, and not greasy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 141 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 zucchini , (about 10 oz each)wash, dry then cut into French-fry-like sticks (about 3 inches long and ½-inch in thickness each)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

Egg Wash:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Breadcrumb Mix:

  • cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 6 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • black pepper , (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Set up three dishes and put them in the right order.
    (1st bowl) fill with flour.
    (2nd bowl) beat eggs with milk and salt.
    (3rd bowl) mix breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, dried basil, salt, and black pepper.
  • Coat a zucchini stick in the flour; shake off excess flour. Dip in the egg; allow the excess to drip off. Dip into breadcrumb mixture; gently pressing to coat and shake off any excess.
    It's very important to coat zucchini in a thin, even layer of each coating and always shake off any excess.
  • Put coated zucchini on a baking sheet in a single layer, top with parchment paper, and repeat with remaining pieces. Next, chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Lightly grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place zucchini sticks in a single layer and lightly spray them with cooking spray.
    Do not overcrowd the pan. Work in multiple batches if necessary.
  • Preheat the air fryer and set up the temperature to 350°F. Cook for 6 minutes then flip the fries and continue cooking until lightly golden and crispy, about 6 minutes more. 
  • Transfer the crispy zucchini fries from the air fryer to a plate. Repeat cooking with remaining zucchini. 

Notes

Please note that cooking time will vary depending on what you are making and a variety of other factors, including types of air fryers and air fryer quality.
Air fryer basket tends to cook foods a little faster than the air fryer oven. In this recipe, I cooked the zucchini in my Ninja Foodi air fryer oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 601mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 118IUCalcium: 103mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fried zucchini, air fryer zucchini, air fryer zucchini fries
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