Zucchini Fries on a white platter with a wedge of parmesan and zucchini in the background.
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Cheesy Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries are crispy, crunchy and totally kid friendly.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini fries
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 409 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 small zucchini cut into 1/2 inch strips (to resemble fries)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  1. Pour the 1/2 cup of oil into a large skillet and add the garlic clove. Heat the oil over medium heat until the garlic is golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove the garlic and discard.
  2. While the oil is heating, whisk together the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Pour the buttermilk into a separate shallow bowl.

  3. Whisk together the panko and cheese in a third shallow bowl. Dredge the zucchini in the flour, then the buttermilk and panko mixture.

  4. Carefully place the zucchini in the oil. Repeat with the remaining zucchini being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Work in batches if necessary.

  5. Once the zucchini is golden brown, carefully flip over. If the zucchini is becoming too brown, turn the heat down.

  6. When all sides of the zucchini are golden brown, transfer to a wire rack using tongs. (If you're running out of oil, add the remaining 1/2 cup)

  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 935mg41%
Potassium 702mg20%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 35.9mg44%
Calcium 443mg44%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.