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Air Fryer Garlic and Parm Zucchini Fries

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

Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making them perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce. Everyone will love these fries!

Why Air Fry Zucchini Fries 

Zucchini fries with garlic and parmesan are the perfect flavor pairing. Dip in ranch or even salt and eat alone. However, they will be a hit if you choose to serve up these garlic 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 love to use fresh zucchini from my garden during the summer months. Good ways to use your garden zucchini up are Zucchini Lasagna, Zucchini Quiche, Zucchini Crisps, Zucchini Pie, or even my Curly Zucchini Fries.

Zucchini Fries with a bite

Ingredients for Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

  • Zucchini- I used fresh from my garden.
  • Flour
  • Panko Bread crumbs- You can use regular bread crumbs, but the panko gives that extra crispy crust.
  • Eggs
  • Parmesan
  • Garlic
Ingredients zucchini fries

Step by Step Directions for Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Step 1 Cut Zucchini

Step 1

Cut Zucchini in half lengthwise, then cut in half again. Next, cut those into 1″ zucchini sticks.

Step 2 Mix flour and garlic

Step 2

Place one cup of flour with garlic powder on a small plate or bowl.

Place panko bread crumbs in another dish with parmesan cheese.

Step 3 coat with flour egg panko

Step 4

Create a breading station.

First coat each zucchini with flour, next dip in egg, and last coat with panko bread crumb mix.

step 4 single layer in air fryer

Step 5

Place in a single layer in your air fryer basket and spray with cooking spray or olive oil.

Step 6 work in batches

Step 6

Work in batches.

Air Fryer garlic and parm zucchini fries

Tips and Tricks for Air Fryer Garlic Parm Zucchini Fries

  • Leave space in between each fry. If they overlap, 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 much room, depending on your air fryer model, 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.
Zucchini Fries in dipping sauce

What To Dip Zucchini Fries In 

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

Zucchini Fry with dipping sauce

Frequently Asked Questions about Zucchini Fries

Can I Make Zucchini Fries In The Oven

Yes, If you do not have an air fryer, you can make baked zucchini fries right in the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper bake for 30 minutes or until crispy.

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 it 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.

Are Zucchini Fries Healthy?

Yes, Zucchini is packed with vitamin A & C and has low calories. Since they are made in the air fryer and not deep fried, they are a much healthier option than regular french fries.

How to store Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

We never have any leftovers, but you can store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for five days.

How To Reheat Zucchini Fries.

I would reheat them in the air fryer on 350 for 2-3 minutes this should make them crispy again. You can also reheat it in the oven on 425 degrees for 10 minutes.

Zucchini Fries on plate

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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.Step 1 Cut Zucchini
  2. Cut those both in half as well.
  3. Cut into fries strips about 1" long and 1" thick.
  4. Set Aside.
  5. Whisk two eggs in a small bowl.
  6. Place one cup of flour with garlic powder on a small plate or bowl.Step 2 Mix flour and garlic
  7. Place panko bread crumbs in another dish with parmesan cheese.Step 3 coat with flour egg panko
  8. Working in batches, first dip each zucchini fry into flour.
  9. Next, into the egg.
  10. Last in panko bread crumbs.step 4 single layer in air fryer
  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.Step 6 work in batches

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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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  1. Wow those look so good. The photos make me want to just inhale them and eat a huge plate full. Will definitely have to try making these.

    You could also try dipping them in Tzatziki (Greek yoghurt, cucumber and garlic dip) or Raita (Indian dip similar to Taztziki. Avocado dip sounds really good though.

  2. I made these and they were delicious! Although I ended up reducing the amount of time in my Ninja Foodi for each batch. I found that 12 minutes was best. We used Yum Yum sauce and we thought it was the perfect sauce for these. Thank you for this recipe.

    1. @Alex, it’s impt that the cut zucchini fries are dry. I pat mine with a towel first, then dip dry, wet, dry. It’s messy, but the dry first helps the egg to stick and makes for a crunchier finished product. How that helps.

    2. @Alex, You are correct. It’s a common method used on fried foods, especially fried chicken. You may want to let them rest after dusting with flour first.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. Made this as written in air fryer and it was delicious! Nice crunch and very tasty. Served with garlic aioli for dipping.

  8. Have no idea why but this was an epic fail. Hubby and I followed the recipe with a home grown zucchini. Couldn’t get the breading to stick. Floured, egg then breadcrumbs but no luck. Any advice?

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