Bite into crunchy cheese air fryer zucchini fries and you’ll be treated to soft tasty zucchini inside. Got a picky eater? They’ll LOVE these! They take next to no time to make and every time we make them, they go so fast – get your air fryer out now!
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Why you’ll love our air fryer zucchini fries
Kids and picky eaters alike can’t get enough of these tasty cheesy zucchinin fries!
What ingredients do I need to make this?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below to make your crispy zucchini fries.
How does an air fryer cook?
An air fryer has a motor at the top of its unit.
It then pushes hot air on top of the food and all around it, this mimics deep frying but without the need for all the cooking oil.
It’s usually a quicker and more healthy way to cook your food.
What’s the best type of air fryer?
It’s a personal choice, different manufacturers are bringing out new models all the time.
We’ve tried the Ninja foodie and while it cooked well, we didn’t find it totally user-friendly.
Our favorites right now are the Instant pot Vortex air fryers.
You can check them out below.
Our favorite air fryer is the Instant pot Vortex and we like this for its intuitive display, the filter stops lasting food smells, and you can see your food cooking through the glass panel and light function.
Secrets to a quick clean up
Like always, something may be quick and easy to cook but boy it can create a lot of mess!
Air fryers aren’t difficult to clean, but if I can cut corners and find a way that I don’t have to clean as much – I’ll do it every time!
There are two things you can use, a silicone air fryer basket and disposable parchment liners or baskets.
Both will catch all of the mess, meaning you don’t have to tackle cleaning your air fryer.
The beauty of the silicone basket is that you can just pop it in the dishwasher instead of throwing it away you can reuse it again and again.
What do I serve air-fried zucchini fries with?
We love eating our air fryer zucchini fries with our favorite dips.
Is Parmesan cheese vegetarian?
It used to be a simple answer, and that answer was no, but luckily times have moved on.
You can buy vegetarian Parmesan cheese or Italian hard cheese, and what’s even better is that it’s widely available in grocery stores.
Just be sure to check the ingredients label.
Play with the flavors
It’s great fun playing with the flavors on your zucchini fries!
Add a little Italian seasoning for a beautiful herby flavor.
Just add a little of what you love to the flour and breadcrumb mixture.
How do I store them?
Our air fryer zucchini fries store well, when kept in an air-tight container in the fridge, they’ll keep for up to 2 days.
To reheat any leftover zucchini fries, cook at 400F/200C for 2 – 4 minutes.
Recipe notes and expert tips
More air fryer recipes for you to try
If you love our air fryer zucchini fries, then why not give these air fryer recipes a try? Air fryer asparagus, air fryer Brussels sprouts, air fryer zucchini, air fryer buffalo cauliflower, and air fryer carrots.
How to make air fryer zucchini fries with step-by-step instructions
Making our air fryer zucchini fries is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
Recipe measurements both in US customary and metric are available below in our fully printable recipe card.
Preheat your air fryer to 400F/200C, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
First, cut your zucchini into fries, these little sticks should be approx. 1/2 inch wide and 4 inches long and set them aside.
In a mixing bowl add panko breadcrumbs, flour, freshly grated Parmesan cheese (make sure it’s vegetarian), Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground pepper, and mix to combine.
Add your beaten egg to a shallow dish, submerge your zucchini stick in it and then place it into the breadcrumbs and cheese mixture, coating it evenly.
Place the zucchini on a tray until all the zucchini fries are ready to air fry.
Place the fries into your air fryer basket, lightly coat with cooking spray, and air fry for approximately 10 minutes, when they are ready, they should be nice and crispy.
Remove them from the air fryer basket and serve immediately, with your favorite dips.
Enjoy your air fryer zucchini fries!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our air fryer zucchini fries and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Air fryer zucchini fries
- 2 Zucchini
- ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup All-purpose flour
- ½ cup Vegetarian Parmesan cheese finely grated
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp Garlic powder
- pinch Salt & pepper
- 1 Egg beaten
- Cooking spray
- Preheat your air fryer to 400F/200C, according to the manufacturer’s instructions
- First, cut your zucchini into fries, these little sticks should be approx. 1/2 inch wide and 4 inches long and set them aside. In a mixing bowl add panko breadcrumbs, flour, freshly grated Parmesan cheese (make sure it’s vegetarian), Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground pepper, and mix to combine. Add your beaten egg to a shallow dish, submerge your zucchini stick in it and then place it into the breadcrumbs and cheese mixture, coating it evenly2 Zucchini, ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs, ¼ cup All-purpose flour, ½ cup Vegetarian Parmesan cheese, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, ½ tsp Garlic powder, pinch Salt & pepper, 1 Egg
- Place the zucchini on a tray until all the zucchini fries are ready to air fry. Then place the fries into your air fryer basket, lightly coat with cooking spray, and air fry for approximately 10 minutes, when they are ready, they should be nice and crispy. Remove them from the air fryer basket and serve immediately, with your favorite dips. Enjoy your air fryer zucchini fries!Cooking spray
- Cut them evenly
It’s important that you cut your zucchini fries into equal sizes or they’ll cook at different times.
- Air fryers vary
Temperatures in air fryers vary, so you may find that you need to adjust the times, a little more or a little less, keep an eye on your food, and adjust accordingly.
- Change the shape
Cut them into rounds and you’ll have air fryer zucchini chips!
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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