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Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

I am not a French fry kind of gal. I love baked sweet potato fries, but the deep fried French fries don’t appeal to me. I had some zucchini that needed to be used, so I decided to try baked zucchini fries.

I asked Josh if he wanted some of my fries and he turned up his nose. I was kind of surprised because he loves baked sweet potato fries too and most vegetables. He didn’t like the idea of baking zucchini and calling them fries though. They sounded “too healthy” to be good. So I went along my merry way preparing the fries. He decided to make some zucchini fries too-but he fried his in olive oil on the stove.

When we sat down to eat dinner together, he asked if he could try one of MY healthy fries. I already tasted one, so I knew they were down right delicious, so of course I shared:) He tasted one, and then another and another. He loved them! He thought they were much better than his fried fries. Ha! The healthy fries win! Yahoo!

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to fries, give these a try. We dipped them in homemade marinara sauce. You can use store bought if you wish. These fries make a great side to any meal or a fun snack! Don’t forget about this recipe-I know it will come in handy when you have summer zucchini growing out your ears:)

Baked Zucchini Fries

Ingredients:

3 medium zucchini, sliced into skinny sticks
2 large egg whites, beaten
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (we make our own)
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp dried basil
Pinch of dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites with a fork until frothy.

Put the breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder and cheese on a plate-I used a pie tin. Mix well.

Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg whites and then into the bread crumb mixture, make sure all sides get coated well. Place the sticks on the prepared baking sheet. I did the sticks one by one.

Bake at 425° for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a little crispy. I turned over the fries half way through. Serve warm. We like to dip ours in marinara sauce.

If you like these baked fries, you might also like:

Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Two Peas and Their Pod
Baked Potato and Sweet Potato Chips from Two Peas and Their Pod
Baked Carrot Oven Fries from 101 Cookbooks
Oven Baked Garlic Fries from Dishing Up Delights

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161 Responses to “Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe”

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    Erica — March 24, 2010 @ 4:41 am

    I’m making these tonight with the yellow squash we have in the fridge! Thank you for the fabulous idea.

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — March 24, 2010 @ 5:14 am

    I LOVE zucchini fries! I like how you added parmesan cheese!

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — March 24, 2010 @ 5:43 am

    I love love love zucchini fries! Fried zucchini is one of my favorite restaurant appetizers, but it’s always so soaked with oil that they get soggy- I love the baked alternative so much better :)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — March 24, 2010 @ 5:56 am

    I’ve been waiting for this recipe!!! Never tried them, and I can’t wait to make!

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    Brooke @ Baking with Basil — March 24, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    I tried zucchini fries for the first time last summer and they were wonderful!! I had totally forgotten about them till I read your post. Zucchini fries and sweet potato fries are always a win over regular fries!

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    Theresa — March 24, 2010 @ 6:38 am

    Unlike you, I AM a french fry girl. LOVE them. One of my all time favorite foods. But I like my veggies too and I think these look fantastic! I’m wishing I had some summer zucchinis right now :)

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    Cara — March 24, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    I am not into true french fries either, but any vegetable which I can bake into a “fry” or a “chip” – that’s another story :)

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    kat — March 24, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    Totally a good one to remember for the summer when we get that glut of zucchini! How can you not like french fires!

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    Stephanie (Fresh Tart) — March 24, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    Maria, these look delicious. As you said, I’m always scrambling for solid zucchini recipes toward the end of the summer, when it’s coming out of our ears! The marinara dipping sauce is the perfect touch. Can’t wait to try them, thanks!

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — March 24, 2010 @ 6:55 am

    I will definitely be using this in the summer! Love that yours won over Josh’s. Healthy always tastes better.

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    Elle — March 24, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    LOVE zucchini fries–these look perfect! I so hope our zucchini grows this year so I can try these. ;)

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    bellini valli — March 24, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    These are perfect for a healthy snack!!

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    Tracy — March 24, 2010 @ 7:02 am

    These look wonderful – a perfect alternative to regular fries! Yum!

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    Meeta — March 24, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    oh yes i love zucchini – i make something similar but cut them in thick slices instead of the sticks. perfect maris!

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    Kalynskitchen — March 24, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    I love the sound of this, especially the whole wheat bread crumbs! Great recipe!

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    Tiffany — March 24, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    Very tasty! I am a huge zucchini fan and love it baked! I always sprinkle parm. on them too :)

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    Love baked zucchini fries, too! So easy and so much more healthy than fried.

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    I love French fries (and not because I am French)… but any other fries are welcome, especially with healhy veggies. It’s another way to serve vegetables to my children and that’s a great idea! They love Kale chips so I’m sure they’ll love zucchini fries!

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    grace — March 24, 2010 @ 7:25 am

    i’m not all about french fries either–i always sub out for something else. if zuke fries were on the menu, you’d better believe i’d head straight for ‘em. great post, maria!

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    Jessica — March 24, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    These look amazing! I just wish I could get my husband to eat zucchini!

    Jessica

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    We always have a ton of zucchini in the summer. What a fantastic use for them – tasty too!

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    Cookin' Canuck — March 24, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    I adore baked zucchini fries and can’t wait until my garden starts pumping out the zucchini again.

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    Kate — March 24, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    These look fabulous Maria! I love sweet potato fries too, but have never tried zucchini fries. I’m going to have to try this version. Thanks for sharing!

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    Megan — March 24, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    I tried to make zucchini fries once and all the bread crumbs fell off… maybe because I was using panko? I think I’ll try these with homemade bread crumbs and see if that helps. I love sweet potato fries too!

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    Nastassia (LetMeEatCake) — March 24, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    I love fried zucchini yummy! and backed is even better. these look crispy and delicious!

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    Nadia @ for the love of yum — March 24, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    Your comment about zucchini growing out your ears amused me, because most of us who garden get fed up with zucchini bread and always welcome new recipes. This one looks great!

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    Fuji Mama — March 24, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    I’m going to make these for my girls to go with dinner tonight! Thanks!

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    Manggy — March 24, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    Healthy fries win? Nooo, as a guy I have to contest this. Just kidding :) Of course I’d go for the healthier ones. Can’t afford not to (burp!).

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    carrian — March 24, 2010 @ 10:26 am

    I think these sound so wonderful!

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    Pam — March 24, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    They look and sound wonderful! Love that zucchini!

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    Rachel (S[d]OC) — March 24, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    I always say that frying makes just about any veggie taste better. Fried zucchini was an early way to get me to eat zucchini as a child.

    I think I could definitely get into having them baked up nice and crispy though. Lots of good flavors going on here with the garlic and basil. I love doing oven sweet potato fries too.

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    Esi — March 24, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    These are a great alternative…although I am so guilty of enjoying full fat french fries!

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    Peter — March 24, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    I do love fried foods but when/if I can avoid frying without sacrificing taste, then I will bake as you’ve done here too.

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    lo — March 24, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

    Love zucchini fries. We usually make them with a cornmeal/ww flour crust. But, breadcrumbs are a nice idea too. Will have to try that sometime.

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    Joanne — March 24, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    I made these for my parents last summer and they were gone within minutes! A definite hit if I do say so myself. there’s something about that breading that makes them absolutely delightful.

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    Margaret — March 24, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    Healthy Smealthy – those look delicious.

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    Dana — March 24, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    Great idea! Maybe I can get my boys to eat these. I do SO love french fries but can’t really enjoy them because I know how terrible they are for me. I could eat these guilt-free!

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    SnoWhite — March 24, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    those look awesome!!

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    Pam — March 24, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    I think they would be better than real fries too – they look delicious!

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    We have been waiting for this recipe ever since you tweeted it a few weeks ago. We all knew josh would come around….baked is best!! They look delicious, must try ‘em over here! xo

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