Zucchini Fries with Marinara

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25 Minutes Prep
45 Minutes Total
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6 Servings

Step aside french fries, crispy zucchini fries FTW! We made these in an air-fryer which keeps things quick, easy & free of excess oil! Serve them with some warn Muir Glen Marinara and you have the perfect game day snack or weeknight dinner side.

Ingredient List
  • 3 medium sized zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into ½ inch wedges Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika Small check mark in a circle icon
  • Pinch cayenne pepper Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 cup flour Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 2 eggs, beaten Small check mark in a circle icon
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk Small check mark in a circle icon
  • Olive Oil, as needed Small check mark in a circle icon
  • Muir Glen Organic Marinara Sauce, for serving Small check mark in a circle icon
  • Fresh Lemon Wedges, for serving Small check mark in a circle icon
Preparation
  1. Place zucchini wedges on a baking sheet and season with salt. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes then pat dry.
  2. In a small bowl combine the dried basil, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne and salt. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a shallow wide bowl, add the flour. In a second shallow bowl, add the panko, regular breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. In a third shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Divide the spice mixture between each of the bowls and stir to combine.
  4. Working with one or two zucchini wedges at a time, dip each wedge into the flour, shaking off any excess. Next, dip the wedges into the egg mixture followed by the panko mixture. Repeat this process until each wedge is breaded.
  5. Working in batches, add zucchini to the air fry and drizzle with ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Air-fry the zucchini for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat until all the zucchini is cooked.
  6. If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake the zucchini fries in the oven instead. To do so, preheat the oven to 400˚F line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the breaded zucchini on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle lightly with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until golden brown and crisp.
  7. Season the cooked zucchini with kosher salt while still warm and serve with Muir Glen Marinara Sauce and fresh lemon wedges.