Zucchini Fries [Recipe]

by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on September 9, 2010

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Where have I been? Have zucchini fries been around and I just didn’t notice?

These turned out amazing. While my almost 4-year old refused to try them, my 17 month old gobbled them up (and I did too!).

The zucchini turned out really crispy and tasted even better dipped in ketchup. It makes the perfect afternoon snack for kids. It also is great to try with sandwiches or any meal.

I can thank fellow dietitian Estela Schnelle from Weekly Bite for the recipe. Her site is full of tasty and nutritious recipes. Check it out.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


-3 zucchini cut into small wedges or matchsticks (see Estela’s recipe)
-1 egg
-3 TBS milk
-1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
-1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
-a few grinds of fresh black pepper
-1/4 tsp kosher salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut zucchini into small wedges or sticks. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk. In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Dunk the zucchini into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on foil lined pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and tender.


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Rebecca September 10, 2010 at 7:33 am

Yes! We planted tons of zucchini this summer and the kids LOVE zucchini fries. I make one like this and also a faster version: just brush the fries with olive oil, sprinkle with shredded parmesan, and broil for 15 minutes.


Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD September 10, 2010 at 7:38 am

Thanks Rebecca. I will definitely try the faster version!


michelle September 10, 2010 at 8:54 am

I love making these, but just like you, my 3 1/2 year old refused to even try them and she’s usually great with veggies. I figure just keep serving them and maybe one day….


Shelley (@momma_oz) September 10, 2010 at 11:28 am

Have never thought about zucchini this way but sounds FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing!


Jeanne September 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm

My 10 month old granddaughter LOVED these. So tender that they were easy for her to hold and eat herself. And…my husband and son loved them too. Easy and yummy.


Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD September 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Glad they turned out! I’m gearing up to make them again soon.


Lisa September 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Hi, I ran into your blog by googling zucchini recipes. I tried your baked zucchini fries they were a w/ the family. I changed the recipe a bit by using Greek yogurt instead of egg whites. I love the information in your blog. Thanks. Lisa


Lynn November 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm

We bought zucchini fries at the State Fair this year. However, they were HUGE and impossible to eat! We’ll have to try out your recipe!


Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD November 18, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I’ve never seen zuchini fries at a state fair! Let me know if you try the recipe.


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