Skip the potatoes and create a healthier version of a popular side dish with this Air Fryer Zucchini Fries recipe. These fries are kid-friendly and perfect for people of all ages to eat as a quick snack or side dish!
A Healthier Alternative to French Fries
While traditional fries made with potatoes and fried in oil contain lots of carbs and calories, these Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are a much healthier alternative.
If you’re looking for ways to prepare healthy foods that your children will eat without throwing a fit, you can expect them to enjoy this simple yet delicious recipe. The fries are crispy, flavorful, and perfect for dipping in a creamy Italian sauce!
Why Use Panko?
Using panko on your Air Fryer Zucchini Fries is ideal because it gives them an added crunch. When you bite into these fries, they’ll have a crisp and crunchy outer layer with a soft and flavorful center.
You can use plain Panko breadcrumb or seasoned ones to add even more flavor to these homemade fries.
Why Make the Fries in the Air Fryer?
When you use the air fryer, you don’t need a bunch of oil to get your fries crispy, golden, and delicious.
Not only do you eliminate the need for extra oil that leads to extra calories, but you’ll also get to prepare these fries in little to no time. Most fries will become golden and crisp within five minutes.
The longest time it’ll take for you to cook the Air Fryer Zucchini Fries is seven minutes. If you want to prepare a quick side or snack for the kid, this is such a great recipe to follow.
While your fries are cooking in the air fryer, you can combine the sour cream with Italian seasoning and lemon juice to create a zesty dip.
Super easy air fryer zucchini french fries that are healthy for you and served with a tasty dip!
- 2 zucchini, cut into 8 wedges each
- ½ cup flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup panko
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- Pepper to taste
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- To make the dip, mix together the sour cream, lemon juice, and italian seasoning in a small bowl and set aside
- Heat air fryer to 390/400 degrees
- Mix together panko, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and pepper
- Place flour, egg, and panko mixture in 3 separate bowls
- Dredge the zucchini wedges in flour, then egg, then panko mixture
- Place in air fryer and cook for 5-7 minutes until golden brown
- Serve with dip and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving Calories 97Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 34mgSodium 121mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 4g
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