Crispy air-fried zucchini fries are a delicious appetizer or side dish. Perfect for any keto, low-carb, animal-based or primal meal.
These crispy air-fried zucchini fries are delicious and SUPER simple to make!
I commonly get bored if I eat the same food over and over again. Zucchini is nice, but I don’t want to eat it steamed every single time I make it. These crispy air-fried zucchini fries are great because they are such a nice change from plain zucchini.
They are great as appetizers, or as a side dish for pretty much any meal. You can eat them plain, or dip them in pretty much any sauce you like.
There really aren’t any negatives of these delicious zucchini fries. The only one I can think of is that these are best consumed right away. They don’t reheat well at all, except if they’re tossed back into the air fryer for reheating.
You can certainly do that, but heating them twice in the air fryer can be a bit of a pain.
The air fryer makes cooking these so easy and painless.
You don’t even have to preheat the air fryer for this recipe. Simply cut the zucchini into small fry-like pieces. Coat the pieces in egg, wipe off the excess, then dip into Parmesan cheese mixed with salt.
You can use either the powdered Parmesan, or the shredded Parmesan, but I think the shredded Parmesan works best because the bigger pieces get crispier.
Place the Parmesan coated zucchini fries in the air fryer basket. Be sure to place them in a single layer, so they crispy evenly on all surfaces. If they are overlapping, or squeezed tight together, they will not crisp up on those edges.
Air fry on 350F for 12 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Be sure to shake them after 6 minutes or so. Best consumed right away, but can be reheated in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes, or until crispy again.
Should I use powdered or shredded Parmesan cheese?
Either works, but I like using shredded best, as the additional surface area gets these zucchini fries extra crispy.
Can these be made ahead?
Yes, but they will need to be reheated in the air fryer when you are ready to serve them. This doesn’t save much time, so I recommend making them right before you plan on serving them.
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Crispy Air-Fried Zucchini Fries
- Air fryer
- 3 large zucchinis
- 1 large egg
- 6 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Slice zucchinis into small fry-like shapes. Coat each piece in egg, then in shredded Parmesan cheese mixed with salt.
- Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Do not overlap the fries. If necessary, cook multiple batches, rather than overlapping them.
- Bake on 350F for 12 minutes, shaking after 6 minutes.
- Best consumed right away, but can be reheated in the air fryer at 350F for 3-4 minutes, or until crispy again.