The best Crispy Zucchini Fries in the oven with Marinara Sauce. Very crispy and delicious!
Crispy zucchini fries made with almond flour instead of bread crumbs are a very light and tasty dish. They are a great alternative to the store fries.
Zucchini, cooked according to this recipe, turn out delicious – tender on the inside, and crispy on the outside.
The marinara sauce will enhance the flavor of the fries. These fries are a great alternative to fried potatoes.
So, this dish will definitely appeal to both adults and children, and its crisp crust beckons you to take another stick and eat it.
Some Useful Tips When Making Zucchini Fries
- This recipe is based on zucchini, but you can bake eggplant, squash, pumpkin, or carrots in the same way.
- We spread the zucchini strips close to each other so that it is convenient to turn flip them during baking.
- Cutting zucchini fries depends on the size of the zucchini. Cut the zucchini fries about the same size as your finger.
- Zucchini slices can be deep-fried if desired, but they also turn out to be very crispy in the oven.
- Use parchment or a silicone baking mat to prevent the zucchini from sticking to the baking sheet.
- You can make this recipe in an air fryer as well.
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How to make zucchini fries crispy?
French fries are one of America’s favorite foods. They’re salty, crispy, and full of flavor. But what if you’re trying to eat healthy? Zucchini fries are a great alternative to traditional French fries. But how do you get them to crispy?
Here’s a little secret: salt. That’s right, salt is the key to making crispy zucchini fries. When you add salt to the zucchini, it helps to draw out the moisture.
This means that when you cook them, they’ll be extra crispy. So next time you’re in the mood for some healthy fries, don’t be afraid to add a little salt. Your taste buds will thank you.
How to Store, Freeze, And Reheat Zucchini Fries?
To store zucchini fries, place them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last for up to 3 days.
For longer storage, you can freeze them. Place the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 2-3 hours, or until solid. Transfer the frozen fries to a freezer-safe bag or container.
When ready to eat, reheat the frozen fries in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy your delicious and healthy zucchini fries!
Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes, from savory to sweet. One of my personal favorite ways to enjoy zucchini is in the form of crispy zucchini fries.
The key to getting the perfect fry is to slice the zucchini into thin strips and then coat them in a mixture of yummy spices and flours.
Once they are nicely coated, simply pop them in the oven until they are golden brown and crispy.
Serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping and you have a delicious and easy summertime treat!
- Zucchini Fries
- ½ cup almond or coconut flour
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- Sea salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 2 small zucchini; firm, halved, and cut into ¼" thick slices
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 8oz can crushed tomatoes
- ¼ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Sea salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and place a metal rack inside a large, rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
2. In a pie pan or shallow bowl, combine the almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Set aside.
3. In a second pie pan or shallow bowl, gently whisk together the eggs and water until frothy and set aside.
4. Add the freshly grated Parmesan cheese to a third bowl and set aside.
5. Dredge zucchini pieces in the seasoned almond flour before dipping into the egg mixture. Allow excess egg to drain off each piece before transferring to the bowl with the Parmesan cheese. Turn to evenly coat each piece of zucchini before transferring to the prepared rack. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
6. Place baking sheet into preheated oven and roast until golden and crisp, around 20-25 minutes. Flip the fries once halfway through the cooking time.
7. While the zucchini is roasting, combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant, around 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
8. Reduce heat and add the crushed tomatoes and cook until bubbly and slightly reduced, around 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the fresh basil and parsley. Transfer to a serving dish and keep warm.
9. When ready, remove zucchini fries from oven and serve immediately with herbed marinara sauce. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 994mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 17g
These crispy almond flour zucchini fries are a great way to get your daily vegetable intake.
They are also gluten free and low carb, so they are perfect for people who are on a special diet.
Give this recipe a try the next time you want a tasty snack that is good for you too!