Zucchini fries come out of oven crispy and browned

Stan’s Baked Zucchini “Fries”

Zucchini fries is a misleading name for this oven-baked goody. You might think that nothing baked in the oven can be as crispy and tasty as something deep-fried, but wait until you try these.

Calling these veggies “fries” also makes them attractive to kids and means you may be able to get your little ones to give them a try.

Zucchini Fries Practice Makes Perfect

My dad has perfected this zucchini recipe and it has become a family favorite.

a block of Parmesan cheese is grated by hand

Our family has a lot of dietary restrictions and digestive issues. Somehow, Dad manages to make great food and accommodate everyone’s preferences.

One vegetable that just about all of us will eat is zucchini. And you know how abundant this summer squash is in season.

You’ll find the step-by-step instructions easy to follow. And to make this recipe even better, you can grate your own Parmesan.

Now it’s time to share Dad’s baked zucchini fries creation with the world.

Stan’s Baked Zucchini Fries

You can bake these zucchini sticks in the oven, or fry them in oil just like french fries.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini fries, zucchini sticks
Servings: 4
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Stan Z.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. zucchini sticks (about 1 large zucchini)
  • 4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated, heaping freshly grated or store bought
  • 4 tbsp. Panko breads crumbs, seasoned or unseasoned, heaping
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp. thyme
  • ¼ tsp. sage
  • ¼ tsp. salt, kosher
  • ¼ tsp. rosemary
  • 5 sec. cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500°F.
    ingredients for recipe set out on counter
  • Cover a flat baking pan with foil and spray with cooking oil.
    Using cooking spray to oil baking sheet.
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, then pour mixture onto a large flat dinner plate.
    seasoned bread crumbs in a shallow dish
  • Beat two eggs thoroughly  in a shallow bowl.
  • Cut zucchini in half horizontally, then lengthwise, to make sticks.
    zucchini is quartered by slicing horizontally and vertically
  • Continue to cut lengthwise until French fries size (removing any large seeds as you go).
    line up zucchini sticks, beaten eggs, and seasoned bread crumbs to assemble the fries before baking.
  • Dip zucchini sticks into beaten eggs.
    zucchini sticks are dipped in beaten egg before bread crumbs
  • Then press the egg coated sticks into dry mixture of bread crumbs and seasonings.
  • Place skin side down on oiled cookie sheet
    Bread crumb coated zucchini sticks are placed on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in 500°F oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Check after 5 minutes to see if fries are browned. Do not burn.
  • Fries should be crispy and crackling when done.
    Baked zucchini fries are crispy after baking in 500 degree oven.

Gluten-Free and Vegan Options

You can easily make these fries gluten free by using gluten-free Panko bread crumbs.

To make the recipe vegan, use olive oil spray in place of beaten eggs and omit the cheese.

More Zucchini Recipes

Looking for other ways to use zucchini? Try this linguine with bacon and zucchini recipe.

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