Air-Fryer Zucchini Fries
Why This Recipe Works
As summer’s bounty of zucchini rolls in, being able to whip up a quick batch of these crispy, salty zucchini fries—a refreshing alternative to their starchier cousins—may be reason enough to keep your air fryer within arm’s reach. A combination of toasted panko bread crumbs and grated Parmesan gave us a delightfully crackly and delicate exterior. To adhere the panko mixture to the zucchini, we used a combination of flour and egg seasoned with oregano, salt, and pepper. Zucchini is notoriously watery, so preventing moisture from sogging out the crust was key. Our solution: We cut the zucchini into spears and used a vegetable peeler to quickly remove the watery inner seed pulp. Arranging the fries in a “Lincoln log” pattern in the basket allowed for maximum air circulation. We love these zucchini fries with a simple, bright sauce of yogurt and lemon, but feel free to substitute your favorite marinara sauce.