Crispy, crunchy, and parmesan cheese-y, these baked zucchini fries are super addicting. Serve them with homemade tzatziki for the ultimate healthy snack!

Parmesan Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce - Daisybeet

Your new favorite way to eat zucchini

If you like zucchini, you’ve got to put these parmesan baked zucchini fries on your dinner menu tonight! This recipe will quickly become your new favorite way to prepare the summer squash.

This recipe is inspired by one of the best dishes at my favorite neighborhood restaurant, Kava neo-taverna. They serve their “kolokithakira” zucchini chips with creamy tzatziki, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I’ve been craving their food while in quarantine, so I decided to make a healthier version of this dish!

What’s in this recipe?

Here’s what you need to make this recipe. It includes a bunch of ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen:

Zucchini fries

  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper

Tzatziki

  • Greek yogurt
  • Cucumber
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
Parmesan Baked Zucchini Fries  - Daisybeet

How to make parmesan baked zucchini fries with tzatziki

  • Slice zucchini into French fry shaped sticks.
  • Prepare your breading station: one bowl of flour mixture, one bowl of egg mixture, and one bowl of breadcrumb/parmesan cheese mixture.
  • Dip zucchini sticks one at a time into each mixture. First, dip them in flour, then the egg, and finally in the breadcrumbs. Continue with all the zucchini sticks.
  • Bake on a baking sheet, flipping once halfway through.
  • Prepare tzatziki by mixing all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Enjoy zucchini fries immediately.
Homemade tzatziki sauce - Daisybeet

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Line the baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with oil. This prevents the zucchini fries from sticking to the pan when they bake, which causes the crispy breading to break off from the zucchini sticks.
  • Use Greek style yogurt for tzatziki. Choose a thick, Greek style yogurt to make your tzatziki dip instead of regular yogurt. You want the dip to be super creamy and thick!
  • Enjoy immediately. These zucchini fries are best enjoyed right away. They lose their crispness when they come in contact with moisture when stored in the fridge. Note that I did have success reheating them several hours later in the oven for 10 minutes at 350F, then broiled for 30 seconds – 1 minute. But, I can’t speak to how they hold up for longer than 24 hours in the fridge.
Parmesan Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce - Daisybeet

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Parmesan Baked Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

Crispy, crunchy, and parmesan cheese-y, these baked zucchini fries are super addicting. Serve them with homemade tzatziki for the ultimate healthy snack!

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: serves 34 1x
  • Category: side dish
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Ingredients

Zucchini fries

  • 2 medium-large zucchinis
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Tzatziki

  • 1 cup Greek style yogurt
  • 1/2 of a cucumber, grated with excess water squeezed out (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray well with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Cut off the stem and end of zucchinis. Cut them in half lengthwise, then into 1/4 inch thick fry sticks.
  3. Combine flour and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Combine the beaten eggs with 1 tbsp water in another bowl.
  5. In a third bowl, combine Panko, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.
  6. Dredge a zucchini stick in the flour mixture. Then, coat it in the egg. Finally, dip the zucchini in the breadcrumb mixture to coat the surface. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Repeat step 6 with all the zucchini sticks. Evenly space them out on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the zucchini sticks over once halfway through. They will get crispy and golden brown when baked.
  9. While the zucchini is in the oven, make the tzatziki. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Be sure to squeeze out excess water from the cucumber before mixing. Add more salt to taste if necessary.
  10. Serve zucchini fries immediately, with tzatziki on the side for dipping.

Notes

  • Leftover tzatziki will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Zucchini fries best enjoyed right away. You may have success reheating them in the oven: warm for 10 minutes at 350F, then broil for about 1 minute.

Keywords: baked zucchini fries, tzatziki, side dish

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