Kids love homemade french fries, but they also go crazy for our Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries that are crispy and just as good dunked in some organic ketchup or homemade marinara sauce.
This zucchini recipe is super versatile and can be easily made into baked zucchini sticks or even baked zucchini chips. We’ve even done this as baked zucchini slices and then roll up with some ricotta and cover with fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce, baked, and you have a delicious meal.
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Zucchini is a healthy option for kids over regular potato fries. They’re just as good, and kids will gobble them up. For kids serve them along with some turkey baked meatballs or homemade chicken nuggets.
Products we used:
Wusthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook’s Knife, BlackExtra Large Bamboo Cutting Board (17 by 12 inch) – Utopia KitchenEdward & Sons Organic Panko, Japanese Style Breadcrumbs, 10.5-Ounce Canisters (Pack of 6)OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Cookie SheetSilpat AE420295-07 Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size, 11-5/8
If you don’t want to bake the zucchini you can follow the recipe and make them into fried zucchini fries. If you’re going to fry them, we do recommend using coconut oil instead. Be sure to use a refined virgin coconut oil if you prefer it without a coconut flavor.
I myself prefer not to taste coconut in anything so I used the refined coconut oil, whereas my wife Courtney can eat the virgin coconut oil without an issue. It’s really a personal preference. Some people may not even notice, but I can notice right away, even in the most flavorful food.
Don’t get me wrong, I love coconut, but I prefer my food that shouldn’t taste like a coconut not taste like a coconut. For my palate, it’s very overpowering and I prefer to enjoy the other flavors.
Another great option is our eggplant parmesan recipe and zucchini bites.
They’re great dipped in marinara too. In fact, you could even dip the zucchini fries into marinara sauce. When Courtney made these we gobbled them up before they even had a chance to really cool off. They’re that good.
Now for the recipe, we really hope you enjoy. Let us know if you try it by tagging us on social #knowyourproduce with a photo!
Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries
- 2 large zucchini
- ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup coconut oil (if frying)
- Preheat your oven to 425.
- Chop zucchini in half and then into wedges/fries.
- In a bowl mix the bread crumbs, salt, and garlic.
- Beat eggs and dip zucchini into eggs and then into the breading mixture.
- Place zucchini onto a cookie sheet with wire rack to allow it to cook from all sides.
- Spray lightly using melted coconut oil or olive oil if you prefer.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes to allow zucchini to fully cook and get crispy.
- In a small frying pan heat the coconut oil until hot enough to fry.
- Quickly fry the zucchini just to crisp up if you like them crispier.
- Place zucchini fries onto a towel to remove any excess oil.