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Air Fryer Garlic and Parm Zucchini Fries

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Air Fryer Garlic and Parmesan Zucchini Fries are such a tasty side dish or even appetizer. You have a crispy and savory zucchini fry that is loaded with flavor. 

Zucchini is something I always like to keep on rotation. I thought why not make some zucchini fries after my zucchini fritters were such a success. 

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Garlic and Parm Zucchini Fries

Zucchini fries with garlic and parmesan are the perfect flavor pairing. Dip in ranch or even salt and eat alone. However, you choose to serve up these garlic zucchini fries they will be a hit. 

Why Air Fry Zucchini Fries 

  • Quick and easy prep to air fry. 
  • The air fryer uses less energy. 
  • No unwanted grease compared to frying. 
  • You get a crisp and crunchy outside just as you would have fried in oil. 

I could go on and on at how I love air frying. The main thing is it is quick cooking and you get amazing quality fries at the end of it. So, don’t wait and give it a try.

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Can I Make This Recipe In My Instant Pot Duo Crisp 

Yes, you absolutely can make this recipe in your Duo Crisp! Just use the air fryer lid and air fry setting. Then cook in batches until your fries are done. 

This recipe also works in the Ninja Foodi! So if you have any device that works like an air fryer you can adapt and convert the recipe to work.

Air Fryer Garlic and Parm Zucchini Fries

What To Dip Zucchini Fries In 

  • Garlic Aioli 
  • Sriacha Sauce 
  • Ranch
  • Fry Sauce 
  • Avocado Dressing

The sky is the limits with this sauce and fries pairing. You can use whatever you want to elevate the flavors of your fries.

Air Fryer garlic Zucchini Fries

Do You Peel Zucchini For Zucchini Fries 

This is the thing, you don’t have to peel the zucchini. Now, if you don’t like the skin of zucchini then take the time and peel away. Either route these fries are tasty with or without the skins. 

I find the skins add a bit more texture and color, which is always welcome in my books. Plus it saves you time on prepping.

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Tips For Making Air Fryer Parmesan Zucchini Fries 

  • Leave space in between each fry. If they overlap then they will not fully crisp up the way you want them to. So leave space between each fry. 
  • Aim to cut all your zucchini the same size, that way as they air fry they all cook evenly. If one is a lot thicker than another you will find that some overcook while others end up undercooked. 
  • If you don’t have a ton of room depending on your model of air fryer, batch cook. Turn the oven on to 200 degrees and just toss the cooked ones in a pan and let them stay warm. That way you have fresh fries to serve up. 
  • Zucchini fries are best when served fresh. They will become soft in texture as it cools down. So do your best to eat it fresh vs wait and serve later.

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Air Fryer Garlic and Parm Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Garlic and Parm Zucchini Fries

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Air Fryer Garlic and Parmesan Zucchini Fries are such a tasty side dish or even appetizer. You have a crispy and savory zucchini fry that is loaded with flavor. 


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Oil spray


  1. Cut zucchini lengthwise in half.
  2. Cut those both in half as well.
  3. Cut into fries strips about 1" long and 1" thick.
  4. Set Aside.
  5. Whisk 2 eggs in a small bowl.
  6. Place one cup of flour with garlic powder on a small plate or bowl.
  7. Place panko bread crumbs in another dish with parmesan cheese.
  8. Working in batches first dip each zucchini fry into flour.
  9. Next into the egg.
  10. Last in panko bread crumbs.
  11. Place your preheated Air Fryer on 375.
  12. Spray with cooking oil I used olive oil.
  13. Cook for 15 minutes flipping once after 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 349mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g

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Sarah Reid

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

This recipe is so easy and unbelievably delicious! My whole family loved it.

We dipped ours in low fat sour cream, sprinkled with paprika. Amazing!

Debra Snoey

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

These are my new favorite of everything I have ever made in the Air Fryer! Absolutely delicious! I used 2 small zucchini and scraped the seeds out before I cut and prepped. They were so crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth tender on the inside. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

Catherine Sheridan

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

Can these be frozen? After being cooked Thank you :)

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Friday 15th of October 2021

These are delicious. I had a huge garden zucchini so I needed an extra egg and about 1/4 c more panko/parm. It made 38 fries. I would recommend halving the flour mixture as I has at least half if not more left over. I’ll be making these every time I have huge zucchini.


Wednesday 8th of September 2021

This worked pretty well for me, but the proportions were a little off. For 3/4 of a huge arm-sized zucchini (seeds removed, and peeled because the flour didn't stick to the skin), I ended up needing 4 eggs, 3 cups of bread crumbs, and at least 3/4 cup of parmesan. After going through that I still had barely used half of my seasoned flour (to which I added salt and pepper after my trial batch, along with the garlic powder). I would start with half a cup of flour at the most next time, even if I was planning to double all the rest of the ingredients like I did this time.

Once breaded the sticks cooked perfectly in my air fryer, even with the ends of some resting on others so I could get more than four sticks at a time in the tiny basket. Very crunchy with the panko coating, and I think even regular bread crumbs would have crisped up nicely.

For dipping I recommend Trader Joe's jalapeno sauce or, if you're not making these with calorie reduction in mind, middle eastern garlic sauce.

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