YUM!! I have a recipe for you today that I love. I hope you might try it and love it too.
I have lots of zucchini in the garden. I planted two plants and then I had a volunteer plant come up too….so that means I need more ways to use it than regular fried zucchini in butter or zucchini sweets. Goodness knows I shouldn’t be eating so many sweets.
So…I went to the computer and typed in Zucchini. I immediately saw a recipe for Air Fryer Zucchini Fries. WOW, that seemed like something I’d like to try. I immediately did and I’m so glad I did.
This is the site I saw the recipe from…I did modify it a bit.
I peeled and cut the zucchini. I mixed up some crumbs. The recipe called for Panko bread crumbs…only problem, the only ones I had were lemon-pepper flavored. I bought them by accident. The pepper was really strong and I knew it would be too much spice for the childcare kiddos so I used fewer crumbs and added extra parmesan. I also added some yellow corn meal.
I put the crumbs in a bag and shook them up.
Here is how mine looked coming out of the frier.
The site offered many different recipes for dipping sauces. You’ll have to hop over there and see which sauce most appeals to your taste buds. I tried these with the childcare kids and I opted on the side of caution and made the Fry Sauce.
It tastes a bit like Yum-Yum Sauce. I REALLY liked these. The nice option is that they can be flavored so many different ways. You could add taco seasoning to the crumbs and there would be a taco taste…between the things that can be added and the sauces that can be made to accompany the zucchini fries, there is sure to be a combo that your family will like.
I’m thrilled to have another good option for zucchini. With how many plants I have, I’m going to need even more recipes so I’m off on a hunt…do you have any?? I’d love more zucchini recipes.
If you missed the earlier link, HERE is the link to the full recipe.
16 thoughts on “What I’m Making: Air Fryer Zucchini Fries and Dipping Sauce”
My family loves zucchini pie made with bisquick It is more cake like but savory, even my little ones like it, I also make a zucchini bread and with the big zucchinis you can slice them horizontally and replace the noodles in lasagne if you do that I usually grill the zucchini so some of the moisture is removed. Zucchini has a lot of water in it.
If you let a few get bigger, cut them in half and seed them. Make your favorite pasta sauce w/meat. Fill the “boat”. Sprinkle with mozzarella and/or parmesan. Bake for 30 minutes.
The other thing I’ll do is grate if I just have too many to use. Measure 4 cups to a 1qt ziploc bag. Later in the winter defrost/squeeze out water and you’ve got 2c of meaty zucchini to use. I use it for Chocolate zucchini bread (cuz once you go chocolate you just can’t go back) , to add veg/thicken chili, use as an extra layer in lasagna.
Choc Zucchini Bread: https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Chocolate_-Chocolate-Zucchini-Bread_-Gluten-Free-933024
I’ve done it both gluten free and regular. When using regular I’ll use 1/3 whole wheat to add some nutrition/fiber.
That’s the way I use large zucchini. If you want you could use smaller zucchini for individual servings. Anything zucchini is good stuff.
This doesn’t relate to the zucchini but to your beautiful petunias. Are supertunias the same type of petunias as
Wave petunias? Your petunias are beautiful and I am thinking I would like to plant some next year.
Your zucchini fries look quite tasty too.
Whenever I fry zucchini or any summer squash, I always ad a pinch of sugar towards the end of cooking. I found it brings out more of the actual flavor of the zucchini. I also slice on the diagonal and start cooking on med-high heat to brown the pieces slightly. Add salt and pepper to taste too.
I peel the whole zucchini in ribbons and use that as spaghetti. I cook it in a little oil then add spaghetti sauce or Alfredo sauce.
Summer zucchini casserole is good – zucchini, onion, carrot cooked in water then drain and add condensed chicken soup, sour cream and stuffing mix. Bake in the oven. All recipes has a good one if you google it. Your zucchini looks great – we found baked zucchini fries a few years ago on the pampered chef site and love them.
I microwave a couple potatoes for 2 minutes and slice. Combine with sliced zucchini, carrots, green beans, snow peas, and onion in a grill basket (frying pan with holes). Drizzle with olive oil and lemon pepper or whatever seasoning you like. Grill until done. Or you could make this on your stovetop grill.
thanks for reminding me about zucchini
Yum!! I very nearly got an air fryer for $50 around Christmastime. Now I wish I had, as we LOVE fried zucchini, but I don’t fry anything at home! The air fryer sounds like a good option,
This looks great – will have to try it!
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The fries look ok so yummy! Thanks for sharing and asking for more zucchini recipes – love read g everyone’s comments also love when you share your freezer cooking – you inspired me so much we ate up all the freezer food so I could defrost it YAY! Now I’m doing that with my older pantry items! Thanks for so much inspiration
I often take zucchini, red peppers and an onion – slice them really thinly on a mandolin slicer. Saute them all together in a non-stick fry pan with a bit of olive oil. When everything is quite limp, season with salt and pepper to taste and stir in a dollop of sour cream. YUM!
Did you use egg in your version of the recipe? Hard to tell looking at the photo of the breadcrumb bag.
No egg. There is a link to the recipe in the blog post. Just follow the link and use the original recipe.
Ok thianks, I will stick with your method, I dont want to use eggs.