Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Herbed Yogurt Dip

Posted by Donna-Marie Pye on

Zucchini Fries:
  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • 1½ tsp flaky sea salt, such as MALDON
  • 1 cup (2 oz) panko breadcrumbs
  • ¾ cup (2 oz) finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup (1¼ oz) all-purpose flour
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Cooking oil spray

Herbed Yogurt Dip:

  • 1 cup (8½ oz) Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely grated
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp flaky sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cut the zucchini in half crosswise and then cut each in half lengthwise. Cut each piece into ½-inch thick wedges. Sprinkle the zucchini with the salt and put in a colander set over a bowl. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Rinse the zucchini under cold running water to get rid of the excess salt. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Herbed Yogurt Dip: Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine yogurt, garlic, chives, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Zucchini Fries: In the bowl of a food processor, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, oregano and cayenne. Pulse until the ingredients are well combined and slightly finer in texture. Transfer the crumb mixture to a tray.
  5. Place the flour in a shallow dish.
  6. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until slightly foaming.
  7. Working with a few zucchini wedges at a time, coat the zucchini in the flour mixture, dusting off any excess, dip in the egg whites then breadcrumbs, pressing on the crumbs, ensuring all sides are well coated. Place on a plate. Continue until all the zucchini wedges are coated.
  8. Place the zucchini in the air fry basket, ensuring they are not touching each other. Spray the zucchini with the oil to coat. Turn the zucchini and spray the other side.
  9. Preheat the air fryer. Select AIRFRY, Temp: 425°F Time: 16 minutes and press start.
  10. Once preheated, place the zucchini in the AIR FRY position and cook for 16 minutes until golden and crisp.
  11. Serve immediately with the herbed yogurt dip.

Makes 4 servings

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