Air-Fried Zucchini Fries with Herb Yogurt
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Breville Test Kitchen

Air-Fried Zucchini Fries with Herb Yogurt

Zucchini fries make a great alternative to traditional fries. Coated in panko and parmesan then air-fried, they are crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.
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the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro

1 hr total time

45 mins active time


Serves 4



For the zucchini

  • zucchini icon
    2 x 8 oz zucchini
  • kosher salt icon
    2 tsp kosher salt


  • panko breadcrumbs icon
    1 cup (2 oz) panko breadcrumbs
  • finely grated parmesan cheese icon
    1 cup (2½ oz) finely grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch cayenne pepper (optional) icon
    1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • all-purpose flour icon
    ⅓ cup (1¾ oz) all-purpose flour
  • large egg white icon
    3 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray icon
    Cooking spray

For the herbed yogurt dip

  • plain Greek-style yogurt icon
    1 cup (8½ oz) plain Greek-style yogurt
  • clove garlic icon
    1 clove garlic


  • finely chopped chives icon
    1 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • chopped flat-leaf parsley icon
    1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • fresh lemon juice icon
    1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • kosher salt icon
    ½ tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    Freshly ground black pepper

    to season


  • 1Cut the zucchini in half crosswise and cut each half lengthwise into ½-inch thick wedges.
  • 2Place the zucchini in a colander set over a bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and toss to combine. Stand for 30 minutes to draw out the moisture. The drier the zucchini, the crunchier the fries will be. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 3Whisk the yogurt, garlic, chives, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper together. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 4Rinse the zucchini well under cold water to remove the excess salt. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • 5Place the breadcrumbs, parmesan, salt and cayenne pepper in a food processor and pulse until finer in texture. Transfer to a shallow dish. Place the flour in a bowl. Whisk the egg whites until foaming.
  • 6Place a third of the zucchini in the flour and toss to coat, shaking off the excess. Dip each into the egg whites to coat, allowing the excess to drain. Coat in the crumb mixture and lightly shake away the excess. Place in the air fry basket. Continue with the remaining zucchini, ensuring they are not touching.
  • 7Place in a single layer, ensuring they are not touching.
  • 8Select AIR FRY/SUPER CONVECTION/425°F/15 minutes and press START to preheat. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 9Generously spray the zucchini with cooking spray.
  • 10Once preheated, place the basket in rack position 3 and cook for 15 minutes, or until the fries are golden and crisp.
  • 11Sprinkle with salt and serve with the yogurt dip.
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