Making your own homemade veggie fries is a much healthier alternative to store-bought French fries. This easy, no hassle recipe will show you how to make oven-baked garlic Parmesan fries out of zucchini for an amazingly healthy (and oh so tasty) treat that’s surprisingly low in calories, too.
How to Make Oven-Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries
It’s super easy to make garlic Parmesan fries in the oven thanks to this no hassle recipe:
- Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 425℉.
- Prepare the baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prep the zucchini. Cut the zucchinis into 4-inch long and ½-inch thick fries.
- Prep the egg. In a bowl, lightly beat the egg.
- Season. Season the zucchini fries to taste with salt and black pepper.
- Dredge the zucchini. Dip each zucchini fry into the egg and then coat in grated Parmesan cheese.
- Spray the fries. Place the zucchini fries on the prepared baking sheet and spray them with olive oil spray.
- Bake. Bake the fries in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes (or until golden and crispy).
- Serve. Serve the zucchini fries warm with your favorite sauce.
3 Tips for Making Perfectly Crispy Zucchini Fries
Cooking with vegetables like zucchini can be a little bit awkward if you aren’t used to it. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind that should help to make sure that your zucchini fries are always turning out perfectly crispy:
- Salt the zucchini. After cutting your zucchinis into fries, feel free to add a generous amount of salt to them. The salt will help to draw out excess moisture, which can cause your fries to turn out soggy.
- Spray with cooking oil. Spraying zucchini fries with a cooking oil spray (I like to use olive oil spray) helps to make sure they turn out nice and crispy.
- Keep an eye on them during cooking. If you aren’t used to making veggie fries, it’s not a bad idea to keep a close eye on them as they cook for the first few times that you make them. The fries are done when they start to appear golden and crispy.
How to Store Garlic Parmesan Fries
You’ll want to allow the garlic Parmesan fries to cool completely before transferring them into an airtight container. You can keep them sealed up tightly and store them in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days before they start to go bad.
You can also freeze the fries; simply flash freeze on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper before transferring the fries into a freezer-safe ziploc bag. The fries can be frozen for up to 3 months.
How to Reheat Garlic Parmesan Fries
The best way to reheat garlic Parmesan fries is to throw them in the oven at 375℉ until they’re heated through. This is the best way to make sure that they retain as much of their crispy texture as possible.
Avoid microwaving your zucchini fries; it will cause them to turn mushy.
(Also try: Homemade Garlic Aioli)Print
Oven-Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 medium Zucchini
- 3/4 cup Grated parmesan cheese
- 1 large Egg
- 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425ºF.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the zucchinis into 4 inch long and ½ inch thick fries.
- In a bowl lightly beat the egg.
- Season the zucchini fries with salt and black pepper.
- Dip the zucchini into egg then coat in grated Parmesan.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Spray the fries with olive oil spray.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- Serve with your favorite sauce.