Crispy parmesan zucchini fries baked in the air fryer. These low carb and keto diet friendly zucchini fries (aka chips) are light, crispy, and packed full of flavor at only 3 net carbs per serving in under 15 minutes!
If you’re on the keto diet or are simply looking for a new way to use your air-fryer than I’ve got just the recipe for you. Today we’re making crispy zucchini fries in our air-fryer in under 15 minutes!
Zucchini fries are a delicious nutritious low-carb alternative to potato fries and are great for EVERYONE. They’re a godsend if you’re on a low carb or keto diet because a cup of zucchini is only 3g net carbs. That leaves plenty of room for enjoying zucchini fries guilt-free and in no time thanks to an air fryer.
How to Make Crispy Zucchini Fries in Air Fryer
Breading: For low-carb and keto diets, we love using a mixture of almond flour and freshly grated parmesan cheese. The mixture is perfect and makes super crispy zucchini fries. For non-keto diets, panko bread crumbs work wonders. They are super light and crispy and are a must try.
Cooking: To get perfectly crispy zucchini fries all around, be sure not to over-crowd your air fryer. Place as many zucchini fries as you can into the air-fryer without overlapping.
Seasoning: These breadcrumbs are delicious on their own with just a pinch of salt and pepper but if you’d like to make them extra special, we highly suggest spicing things up! Adding a teaspoon or two of your favorite spice blend (Italian, taco, ranch, Cajun) to the breading mixture will take these fries to the next level!
How to make zucchini fries in the oven
These zucchini fries are delicious and quick in the air fryer but they can also be baked in the oven. To bake in the oven, simply place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes at 425F or until the zucchini fries are crispy and golden. Check out the full recipe for the oven baked version here!
Dipping sauces to serve with zucchini fries
These zucchini fries will go with just about any dipping sauce you have on hand or even ketchup or ranch. We served them with a creamy sriracha sauce. We’ve gathered our favorite dipping sauces that can be quickly whipped up in under 5 minutes while the fries are baking!
Creamy Sriracha: 1/4 cup mayo, sour cream, Greek yogurt or ranch dressing, 1 teaspoon sriracha, 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice.
Avocado Cilantro: 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup sour cream or Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, 1 clove garlic, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of salt. Place in food processor and blend until smooth.
Creamy Chipotle: ½ cup mayo, sour cream or Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder (or 1 teaspoon canned adobo sauce), 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine.
Garlic Aioli: 1/4 cup mayo, 1 clove crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne and salt. Whisk to combine.
Fry Sauce: 1/4 cup mayo, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 teaspoon pickle juice, lime juice or vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Whisk to combine.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries (Low Carb Keto)
- Cut the zucchini in half and into sticks (aka fries) about 1/2 inch thick and 3-4 inches long.
- In a shallow bowl, combine the almond flour (or bread crumbs), grated parmesan, spices and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
- Dredge zucchini in egg and then in the almond flour mixture and place on a plate or baking sheet. Generously spray zucchini with cooking spray.
- Working in batches, place the zucchini fries in a single layer in the air fryer. and Cook for 10 minutes at 400F, or until crispy.