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Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Fries

September 9th, 2019


These look super tasty for a football game snack!


1 cup canola oil

1 garlic clove

4 small zucchini cut into 1/2 inch strips (to resemble fries)

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1 cup low fat buttermilk

1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese


  1. Pour the 1/2 cup of oil into a large skillet and add the garlic clove. Heat the oil over medium heat until the garlic is golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove the garlic and discard.

  2. While the oil is heating, whisk together the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. Pour the buttermilk into a separate shallow bowl.

  3. Whisk together the panko and cheese in a third shallow bowl. Dredge the zucchini in the flour, then the buttermilk and panko mixture.

  4. Carefully place the zucchini in the oil. Repeat with the remaining zucchini being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Work in batches if necessary.

  5. Once the zucchini is golden brown, carefully flip over. If the zucchini is becoming too brown, turn the heat down.

  6. When all sides of the zucchini are golden brown, transfer to a wire rack using tongs. (If you're running out of oil, add the remaining 1/2 cup)

  7. Serve immediately.

*recipe sourced from

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