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Keto Zucchini Fries

These KETO ZUCCHINI FRIES are lightly coated in a mixture of Parmesan and almond flour and then air-fried until they’re nice and crunchy on the outside. We serve these up with ranch dressing for dipping.

air fryer zucchini fries dipped in ranch dressing

I’m not sure if this is true world wide, but in America, fries are just a whole thing.

I love them and I miss them and I’m not here to tell you that these zucchini fries are going to replace every french fry craving you ever have, but I think you’re going to find them to be a nice substitute when you want something crispy and dippable!

We’re using the air fryer for this recipe. Air fried zucchini gets nice and crispy on the outside!

Be sure to whip up keto ranch dressing to dip these in. It’s the best!

fried zucchini strips on wooden cutting board with ranch dressing

How to:

  1. Slice zucchini into 1/2 inch strips about 4 inches long.
  2. Dunk the zucchini slices first in egg and then in a mixture of almond flour, Parmesan, and seasonings.
  3. Place in an air-fryer basket and spritz with oil.
  4. Air fry for 10 minutes.
photo collage of zucchini fries preparation

It doesn’t get much easier or quicker than these air fryer zucchini fries!

And bonus: My kids love them too! I think they’ll eat anything they can eat with their hands and dunk in ranch. 😉

These are a fairly new side for us – we used to make this keto fried zucchini all the time. This one is just a bit easier since it’s air fried instead of fried in oil.

pile of zucchini fries surrounding dish of ranch dressing

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We have two air fryers in our house.

One is the OMORC 6 Quart Air Fryer. It’s a traditional, basket type air fryer and it’s definitely my favorite when it comes to getting that fried taste and texture. We’ve had it for about 2 years now and it’s still going strong with regular use.

Our second air fryer is the Breville Smart Oven. It’s not super budge friendly, but we like it because it doubles (triples, quadruples?) as a toaster, air fryer, toaster oven, dehydrator and more. It has 13 different cooking functions, but we mostly use it as a toaster, toaster oven, and air fryer.

This one is a fabulous toaster oven, but we don’t find the ‘oven style’ air fryers to work quite as well in delivering that crispy, just fried texture as the basket types do. You can fit more food in this one though, which is nice!

fried zucchini strips in air fryer basket

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pile of zucchini fries surrounding dish of ranch dressing

Keto Zucchini Fries

These zucchini fries get so crispy in the air fryer in just 10 minutes. We love to dunk them in ranch dressing.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, see note
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Avocado oil spray

Instructions

  1. Slice the zucchini into strips about ½ inch thick and 3-4 inches long, depending on the length of your zucchini. Pat dry.
  2. Add the egg to a shallow bowl and whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the almond flour, Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to a second shallow bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Dip the zucchini first into the egg and then into the almond flour mixture. Press the flour mixture onto the zucchini to help it stick.
  5. Place the zucchini in a single layer in an air fryer basket and spritz liberally with oil spray.
  6. Air fry at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until crispy and browned. 

Notes

We prefer to use actual shredded Parmesan cheese, but the powdery kind in the green can should also work.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 511mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

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18 thoughts on “Keto Zucchini Fries”

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Liz! I’ve only tried it as written. I’d probably bump the heat up (maybe 425?) and cook longer, until browned.

  1. Hi
    Can you tell me what is considered a serving size per person… 1 cup of fries or what? Thanks in advance

    1. Karly Campbell

      I didn’t count them out or measure by volume. The recipe serves 4, so I just portioned them out.

  2. Janet E Sabetta

    I don’t have an air fryer. Can these be sprayed with no stick spray and baked in the oven, or can they be fried in a skillet in a shallow amount of oil?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Probably, but I’ve only made them as directed. If you bake them, I’d probably bump the heat up to 425 and bake until golden and crispy on the outside.

  3. I don’t have an air fryer. Can these be made in the oven using the convection option?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Probably, but I’ve only made them as directed. If you bake them, I’d probably bump the heat up to 425 and bake until golden and crispy on the outside.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Probably, but I’ve only made them as directed. If you bake them, I’d probably bump the heat up to 425 and bake until golden and crispy on the outside.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Probably, but I’ve only made them as directed. If you bake them, I’d probably bump the heat up to 425 and bake until golden and crispy on the outside.

  4. Can these be baked in an oven rather than an air fryer? If so, what temperature and time would you suggest. Thank you.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Probably, but I’ve only made them as directed. If you bake them, I’d probably bump the heat up to 425 and bake until golden and crispy on the outside.

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