KETO Zucchini Fries in Air Fryer

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These keto zucchini fries are amazingly crispy and healthy fries alternative for those of us on a low carb diet.

Keto Zucchini Fries

You can make these low carb zucchini fries in the air fryer, oven, in a frying pan, or even a deep fryer. It is up to you! We have instructions for all of them with times.

All the cooking options taste great and it just depends what you are feeling that day. Personally, I am obsessed with air fryer because it is so easy and does not make a mess on my counter.

However, fried zucchini is very nostalgic for me and the smell and taste immediately brings me back to childhood.

Frying zucchini is an art in my house and I have been doing it for years with my mom. I would sit on the counter and watch her fry zucchini in a frying pan with 1/4 inch of oil.

They disappeared as fast as she could fry them especially on Sunday in an Italian household.

The instructions for deep frying, pan frying, air frying, and oven baked are in the body of this post. The recipe card at the bottom has the air frying instruction as well as the nutritional value and net carbs of each zucchini fry.

Keto Vegetables

Zucchinis are one of my favorite keto vegetables because they are extremely low carb and don’t have that strong of a flavor.

Here are some more low carb and zucchini keto recipes you should check out.

Keto Zucchini Fries

To make this yummy zucchini recipe, you will need to add these ingredients to your shopping list.

  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Zucchini
  • Salt

Spices

You can try different flavor combinations as you remake this recipe. Here are some awesome spice ideas for you.

Dipping sauce

When ready to serve these yummy fries, you can serve them on their own or in your favorite low carb dipping sauce.

Slicing and Breading Instructions

Cut the Zucchini – Slice off the edges of the zucchini. Then, slice the zucchini in half.

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Cut each half into 8 fries. You should get 16 fries from each zucchini.

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Set the zucchini in a colander over a paper towel to catch water from the zucchini.

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Then, add a tablespoon of salt.

Mix the zucchinis with your hands or a large spoon to help the coat the zucchinis with salt.

Wait 20 minutes to let the moisture of the zucchinis get pulled out. This helps make the zucchinis more crispy.

Pat the zucchinis with a dry towel or paper towel to remove excess water and some of the salt.

You can even rinse the zucchinis and pat dry if salt is a concern.

In a small bowl, add 1 egg per zucchini.

In a plate or shallow bowl, add 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese.

With one hand, grab the zucchini and dip it into the egg wash. Let the egg drip off and add it to the parmesan plate.

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With the other hand, pat the cheese into the zucchini.

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To Air Fry Zucchini

Lift it with the designated cheese hand and add it to the air fryer basket. Keep the zucchinis spread apart in a single layer so that they are not touching.

Set the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Flip the zucchini fries over at the 10 minute mark.

Serve Immediately.

keto zucchini fries in air fryer

To Bake the Zucchini Fries

Follow all the breading instructions above.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Place zucchini onto a baking sheet with space in between each fry.

Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

Serve immediately.

To Deep Fry Zucchini

Start by heating oil to 325 F to 350 F in a deep fryer.

Drop coated zucchini only a few at a time into the hot oil and cook until lightly browned about 1 minute on each side

Set on a paper towel lined plate.

Serve immediately.

To Pan Fry Zucchini

Start by heating oil to 325 F to 350 F in a deep fryer.

Drop coated zucchini only a few at a time into the hot oil and cook until lightly browned about 1 minute on each side

Keto Zucchini Fries

Keto Zucchini Fries

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Eggs
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Slice off the edges of the zucchini. Then, slice the zucchini in half.
  2. Cut each half into 8 fries. You should get 16 fries from each zucchini.
  3. Set the zucchini in a colander over a paper towel to catch water from the zucchini /
  4. Then, add a tablespoon of salt.
  5. Mix the zucchinis with your hands or a large spoon to help the coat the zucchinis with salt.
  6. Wait 20 minutes to let the moisture of the zucchinis get pulled out. This helps make the zucchinis more crispy.
  7. Pat the zucchinis with a dry towel or paper towel to remove excess water and some of the salt.
  8. You can even rinse the zucchinis and pat dry if salt is a concern.
  9. In a small bowl, add 1 egg per zucchini.
  10. In a plate, add 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese.
  11. With one hand, grab the zucchini and dip it into the egg. Let the egg drip off and add it to the parmesan plate.
  12. With the other hand, pat the cheese into the zucchini.
  13. Lift it with the designated cheese hand and add it to the air fryer basket. Keep the zucchinis spread apart so that they are not touching.
  14. Set the air fryer to 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  15. Flip the zucchini fries over at the 10 minute mark.
  16. Serve Immediately.
Nutrition Information
Yield 16 fries Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 20Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 14mgSodium 279mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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