These Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Fries make the perfect dinner side dish and taste great when served with a side of marinara sauce for dipping!
Zucchini fries are nothing new. You can find them here, here and here, just to point out a few recipes for ya! But they’re semi-new to me and sometimes that’s all that matters.
I had a vague recollection of making zucchini fries once before and not being too crazy about them. But after I saw Georgia’s recipe yesterday day, I knew I needed to give them another try.
I started by cutting the zucchini into thin slices.
Then, I seasoned some flour with paprika and garlic powder. I rolled the slices in the flour mixture, dipped them in egg, and dropped them onto a plate with Panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and a little more paprika and garlic powder.
I put them in the oven at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, flipped them over, and then put them in for 10 minutes more.
They browned up perfectly and got really crunchy. I served them with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.
The verdict? Good! I liked the crunch from the breadcrumbs, and the sauce made it taste kinda like a crunchy eggplant parmesan!
Serve with a bowl of pasta salad and you’ve got yourself a delightful dinner 🙂
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So tell me… what’s your favorite kind of fry?
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Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons says
I make these too! <3
Though yours looks straight out of a restaurant! Yummy right?! I heart them! I will admit though, sometimes I cover them with parm on top and let em get bubbly and sinful =) and its glorious!
now come take my food photos for me? =) xoxo
oooooh more cheese? yes please! and i hardly think my photography skills surpass yours! 😉 but i did just get a new food photography book so i’ll let you know if i learn any good tricks!
Where can I get panko breadcrums? Are they any different than regular ones?
i find them at my regular grocery store. and yes, they’re different than regular. they’re lighter and bigger flakes!
Great Recipe!! Well , except that it would have been much better with a pinch of salt…. will make it again, and next time using a bit of salt with the cheese and panko…. thank you for the great inspiration!!
glad you liked them!
Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) says
They’re new to me, too and your’s look so yummy! I have to try these…
for sure! let me know how you like them
Donna @ Love, Run & Travel says
Ohhhh these look so scumdiddlyuptious!!!
Great photos Lindsay, i’ll be thinking about these all day now 😀
thanks!!! hope your day was filled with happy food thoughts!
My favorite fries or sweet potato fries for sure! But I’ve gotta try zucchini fries, they look so good!
sweet potato fries are my fav too 🙂
Susan (Oliepants) says
I tried to make something like this once but it didn’t turn out nearly as delicious as these look!!
2nd times a charm 🙂
Those look amazing!
My fave fry is definitely just your regular old french fry, but I love sweet potato fries as well.
yummmm sweet potato fries. i can’t get enough!
Do plantain chips/ fries count? yummmm! Also, sweet potato fries with curry and cinnamon of course, then dipped in ketchup. I do love zucchini, so I’ll have to try these!
we eat sweet potatoes with curry pretty much every night! definitely adding cinnamon next time.
I love that you dipped them in marinara- so yummy!!! I like so many baked fries- some of my favorites are probably sweet potato, jicama and parsnips
the dip totally sealed the deal! delicious!
Hannah (Culture Connoisseur) says
I love these. I tried something like it a few months ago and it was a hit in my house. Love your blog! Such a cute title! 🙂
thank you!!! and thanks for reading 🙂
I like anything with the word “fries” in the title! Never thought of zuke fries…yum!
I don’t make many stir fries, but I like a mixture of crunchy and soft things in it–and cheese 🙂
haha me too….i’m all about fries 🙂
Rachel @ The Avid Appetite says
Yesss I have zucchini in my fridge…I can’t wait to make delicious fries with them now! Thanks for sharing girl!
you’re welcome 🙂 hope you liked them!
I wonder if I can trick J into eating these since he doesn’t like veggies…doesn’t hurt to try!
we all have to be a little sneaky sometimes 🙂
Parita @ myinnershakti says
I tried making zucchini fries once. They turned out very eggy. 🙁 I’m going to give your recipe a go…I think I’ll be more successful!
you could always try a flax egg….i never use those, but it might reduce the eggy-ness!
yummm! these look so good! personally I’m a big fan of sweet potato fries 🙂 can’t get enough of them!!
I’ve made something very similiar, but mine were in “chips” form. Delicious!
Baking Serendipity says
I love zucchini fries, but haven’t made them in so long! I definitely need to get on this…yours look fantastic!
I made parmesan zucchini fries last zucchini season, loved them! Thanks for reminding me to make them again 🙂
YUM! I have always wanted to make these. Something new to try! YAY
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says
I really need to get on making some zucchini fries! These look great. I keep hearing about parmesan ones like yours and it makes me drool.
delicious! they do look nice and crispy! i’ll be trying these as soon as our zucchini come up in the garden 🙂 so excited!
I’ve never tried making something like this before! Looks so tasty though! Happy Friday!
elle @ nutritionella says
zucchini fries look delish! what a great way to get in your veggies!
i know! sneaky, right?!
Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef says
these look great! have you ever had rutabaga fries? soooo good!
i’ve never tried those! i’ll put them on the list!
Ooh, I am going to make these!
BTW, I love that you are using Silpats. 🙂
silpats are hands-down my favorite kitchen “toy”!
Deborah (Snackers Delight) says
I’m going to have to try this…I like the fact that they are baked and have Parmesan cheese on them! 😀
let me know what you think!!
jenn mazzotta says
the zucchini sticks look great- what about the recipe for that pasta salad also pictured
no real recipe for those! just sauteed veggies, added some pasta and chicken and topped with italian dressing 🙂 Enjoy!
Carla Sue says
Can you use this same breading recipe for sweet potatoes or other veggies?
Could you use this recipe with yellow squash!
Amethyst Moon says
looks delicious! can’t wait to try!
Hi, do u think it’d be okay if u used parmesan cheese in container aka the none authentic kind?
you could try it! you might want to start with a little less for your first batch and see how it tastes! i think the flavor might be stronger.
I used another recipe that called for sweating the zucchini but yours doesnt. My fries came out really soggy, so i think i may give yours a go
let me know how it goes!
I just came across your site via pinterest, love pinterest. I have never eaten or made these sticks before, but your blog inspired me due to my overabundant garden and let me tell you, I am HOOKED. My husband and I sat and devoured the whole batch. Thank you for the post, and look, it is still getting viewed and used. WooHo!
yay!!! so glad you liked them 🙂
I was interested in this recipe but there is a Target ad that covers up a large portion of the recipe proportions! I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it!
if you try visiting the page again and hit refresh on your browser it should work! if not, let me know and i’ll email the recipe to you!
Deborah Rosen says
Saw this on Pinterest…made it Friday. One word describes it: freakingawesomedeliciousness! Thanks for sharing your recipe. It’s found a home on my pinboard.
ahh! yay! so glad you liked it!
Jeannine Yoe-Shoup says
Thank you very much for this recipe. I will be making these soon.
hope you like them!
Season them with caribean jerk it tastes wonderful its also great on portabella mushrooms!!
ooh that sounds delicious!
made these last night….YUMMY!!
Billy B says
This sounds like a great new recipe. 🙂 I get quite a bit of Zucchini from the garden and I’m always looking for new ways to cook them. I will check back once I made a batch. Thanks!!
Katie M says
Loved these, they were crunchy and satisfying, I actually ate this as a whole meal, didn’t want to stop. SOO GOOD
glad you liked them!!
These were great I added garlic salt to mind did a test run on a couple to make sure they were seasoned enough . Served with a dill dip.
awesome!!! love the garlic salt addition!
Grandma B says
I love summer veggies in lots of ways. The panko ought to make them crunchy so hubby will be happy, too. My fav? Sweet Potato fries (can’t eat only a few). Gotta try yours!! looks yummy
sweet potato fries are my fav as well 🙂
Made these today and they were delish! Perfectly crunch and yummy. My only suggestion is to add some salt to the panko and Parmesan mixture.
I will make these for sure. Just looking at the picture makes my mouth water and the fact that they are healthy,
even better. Thanks….
Just made these tonight to pair with some natural beef steaks, and OH MY! They are delicious! Even my hubby, who is a super picky eater, is really enjoying them and wants to make more! Thank you so much! We also used a little Penzey’s minced garlic… we love garlic
glad you liked them!!!
I made these zucchini fries with dinner last night, and they were DELICIOUS! Very crunchy and yummy – even my husband liked them. We are having them again tonight. The only thing I will do differently is to add salt to the panko/parmesan mixture. Thanks for this yummy recipe!
awesome! i’m so glad you liked them!
First time on Pinterest and this is the first recipe I saw. Looks SOOO good that I am making my husband cook it Thursday 🙂
yay! let me know how they turn out 🙂
Lindsey Capricorn says
Any idea for egg substitution??
hmmm i’ve used both mashed avocado and hummus as a coating to get breadcrumbs to stick to things before…maybe you could try something like that?
The fries look delicious. Do you have any nutritional information for the recipe? Thank you!
i don’t! but sparkpeople has a free recipe calculator you can plug the recipe into to find out!
I saw this in a Parents Magazine and they where great, only differance is I cut them in coin size. My kids want them all the time and they hate vegetables 🙂
awesome!! love the coin size idea 🙂
These look amazing! I was wondering if you could use whole wheat flour instead of white. Have you tried that?
i’m sure you can!!
Oh yum! I love zucchini and this is a great new way to do it. Thanks for sharing!
My daughter and I made these for the first time and they were really really good!
so glad you liked them!
Dene Payan says
Just foubnd the recipe yesterday, tried them today, DELISH! Thank you for sharing with us!