There’s nothing quite like greasy, fried zucchini fries especially when you dip them in ranch. But, I always think everything is better with ranch. This recipe is gluten-free AND oil-free because it uses an air fryer and gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs. You could also bake them which also keeps them lighter.
The key is all in the mixture to coat the zucchini fries. You could always use your own homemade breadcrumbs, but I used a store bought GF-safe option. For the flour coating I chose almond flour to keep it GF and with knowing that almond flour tends to work well with liquids. The order is also essential: flour, milk, then bread crumbs.
This would also work well if you chopped the zucchini in coins for chips, but who doesn’t love fries? I did find that layering the breaded fries in the air fryer limits how crispy the first layer gets. I’d recommend doing rounds in the air fryer depending on how many you make.
Seasoning is also essential depending on what flavors you want to come through. My personal favorite is some nooch (nutritional yeast), salt, pepper, and herbs de provenance. I think that some garlic salt or everything bagel seasoning would be perfect as well. Don’t forget the dipping sauce! I’ve tried burger sauce, ranch dip, and caesar dressing which tasted wonderful with the cheesy-ness of the fries.
What’s your favorite fry dip? Let me know in the comments below and enjoy!
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
GF & oil-free
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp nooch
- 1/2 tsp herbs de provence
- Step 1 Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees (or oven)
- Step 2 Slice zucchini into wedge/fry shapes
- Step 3 Place flour in one bowl, milk in another, and bread crumbs in a third
- Step 4 Dip zucchini into flour, then milk, and finally bread crumbs
- Step 5 Repeat the process until all or coated
- Step 6 Place into air fryer tray
- Step 7 Cook for 10-12 mins until crispy