Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are a lighter and lower carb option than regular French fries. Only a small amount of oil is needed for crispy fries.

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These zucchini fries out of the air fryer are exactly what zucchini fries should be – crispy and brown on the outside, but tender, moist and delicious on the inside.

A hand holding a zucchini fry, dipping it into a jar of dip with other zucchini fries around.

The trick to getting as many fries as you would like cooked at the same time is to build a little stack of fries, with the second layer of fries facing the opposite way to the first layer. Be sure to leave some room between the fries so that the air can circulate and remember to rotate the fries halfway through the cooking time. I know that’s a lot to remember, but it’s worth it!

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Air-fried zucchini fries in a metal basket lined with white parchment paper.

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Zucchini Fries

  • Prep Time: 25 m
  • Cook Time: 12 m
  • Resting Time: 10 m
  • Total Time: 37 m
  • Servings:


Roasted Garlic Aïoli
  • 1 teaspoon roasted garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper
Zucchini Fries
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into ½-inch sticks
  • olive oil in a spray bottle can or mister


  1. To make the aioli, combine the roasted garlic, mayonnaise, olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk well. Season the aïoli with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Prepare the zucchini fries. Create a dredging station with three shallow dishes. Place the flour in the first shallow dish and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Put the beaten eggs in the second shallow dish. In the third shallow dish, combine the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Dredge the zucchini sticks, coating with flour first, then dipping them into the eggs to coat, and finally tossing in breadcrumbs. Shake the dish with the breadcrumbs and pat the crumbs onto the zucchini sticks gently with your hands so they stick evenly.
  3. Place the zucchini fries on a flat surface and let them sit at least 10 minutes before frying to let them dry out a little. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF.
  4. Spray the zucchini sticks with olive oil, and place them into the air-fryer basket in two layers, placing the second layer in the opposite direction to the first. Air-fry for 12 minutes turning and rotating the fries halfway through the cooking time. Spray with additional oil when you turn them over.
  5. Serve zucchini fries warm with the roasted garlic aïoli.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe today and it was so delicious! It’ll be on my ‘go to’ list from now on when I have too many zucchini. I used lite Ranch for dipping. So yummy! I did them in a single layer, so had to do two batches. Nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Next time I’ll try the double layer method.
    Thanks for the recipe and tips.

  2. 5 stars
    These were fantastic. I added a bit of Parmesan cheese to my breadcrumbs. Your dipping sauce was too delicious for words. Again and again, thanks Merideth for the great recipes. Plan on trying the others too !!

  3. I made these in my air fryer, and they were absolutely yummy. I dipped my zuchinni fries into ranch dressing. (Which I love). Soooooo good. Going to buy more zuchinni and make some more. Thank you for this quick, easy, delicious recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    So good!! I made these, adding Parmesan to the breadcrumbs, and ate the entire basket in one sitting!! You can’t eat just one!,

  5. 5 stars
    Do you think this would work with avocado? I recently had “avocado fries” in a Mexican restaurant and they were really good.

  6. These look so yummy! Do you think it would work if I pre-breaded all of the fries and then froze them? If i then air fried them frozen do you think it would turn out the same?

    1. Yes – you can absolutely freeze the breaded fries. The texture of the zucchini might be a little different, but they will still be good!

  7. These were so awesome!! Just bought an air fryer two weeks ago, tried mushrooms first and then these and loved both. Thanks!

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