This healthy recipe combines two bar food favorites--fried zucchini and curly fries--into one tempting package. Serve these baked zucchini fries with a simple dipping sauce made with ranch dressing and marinara sauce for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a side dish for burgers, chicken or pizza. No matter what you serve them with, they're a fun way to eat more vegetables for kids and adults alike. Source:, April 2019

Robin Bashinsky


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; coat with cooking spray. Place cornstarch in a shallow dish. Place egg whites in a separate shallow dish. Stir together panko, Parmesan and oregano in a third shallow dish.

  • Coarsely chop zucchini noodles into 5- or 6-inch-long pieces. Working in batches, dredge the noodles in the cornstarch; shake off excess. Dredge in the egg whites; shake off excess. Dredge in the panko mixture; shake off excess. Arrange the noodles, well spaced apart, in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Coat with cooking spray.

  • Bake until golden and crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with salt.

  • Combine ranch and marinara in a shallow bowl; serve alongside the fries.


Tips: Finely grate Parmesan using the medium holes of box grater (you should get about 1/4 cup).

Look for a package of fresh zucchini noodles in the produce department, or make your own zucchini noodles; you'll need about 3 medium or 2 large zucchini for 12 ounces of zoodles.

Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; 3.6 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 340 mg sodium. 240 mg potassium; 17.6 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 6.3 g protein; 101 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mcg folate; 48 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 4 mg magnesium;

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
Just a question, should it be served hot? Taking it to a friends if so can I reheat if necessary? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Tasty but the zucchini needed to drain more after the egg dipping. My crumb mixture got too wet so it stopped adhering before I got to coat all the zucchini. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband had major doubts when he saw zucchini and egg whites--it was really divine. Baked closer to 20 minutes had yogurt chipotle dressing left over so dipped in that--great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We cooked them in an air fryer and they were crispy and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Turned out great one large zucchini makes A LOT! Better fresh than as leftovers Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made as written and loved them! I will make them again. I want to make them for the little boy I watch. I think he will like them too. Read More