Low Carb Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

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Low Carb Air Fryer Zucchini Fries:- In just ten minutes, these air fryer zucchini fries are cooked to golden perfection, making them a keto-friendly and paleo snack that is the epitome of crispiness. This alternative to french fries will be a mainstay every single day of the summer because it is served with the most irresistible sauce.

 

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Low Carb Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries Recipe (Keto-Friendly) | What Great Grandma Ate

 

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What Makes This Recipe Great

In my entire life, I have never encountered a fry that I did not enjoy. It is possible that I would be interested in purchasing it if it were to be crisp and crispy, and if there were wonderful sauces available to dip it in. Because it is one of the pleasures that I enjoy the most, I have prepared and devoured a wide variety of different varieties of it. For instance, I have prepared and consumed Radish Fries, Avocado Fries, and even these Fried Pickles, which are really tasty.

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Recently, I have developed a new infatuation with these zucchini fries that are cooked in an air fryer. Using an air fryer not only makes them more crunchy and delicious, but it also makes them lot simpler and faster to prepare, and it removes the mess that is associated with deep frying. Air fryers are becoming increasingly popular.

This mouthwatering appetizer or side dish is not only low in carbohydrates and ketogenic, but it is also certified as being gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo compliant! This keto french fry alternative is produced with nothing more than crushed pork rinds as the base, in contrast to the majority of keto french fry alternatives, which substitute some sort of cheese for the “breadcrumbs.” There is a satisfying crunch when you bite into the middle, which is soft and pliable. A great deal of taste can be found.

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 cup pork panko
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

 

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Fry Sauce

    1. 1/4 cup paleo mayonnaise
    2. 1/4 cup sugar-free ketchup
    3. Optional: a few shakes of hot sauce

Instructions

    1. Make the fry sauce first by combining all the ingredients. Place in the refrigerator while you make the zucchini fries.
    2. Cut zucchini into fries: Cut each zucchini into 3 even pieces widthwise. Halve each piece of zucchini lengthwise. Take each 1/2 and slice in 3 similar-sized sticks lengthwise, so you have 6 zucchini sticks from 1/3 of a zucchini.
    3. Pat dry the zucchini sticks with a paper towel.

 

  • In a separate bowl, crack and whisk the egg.
  • In another bowl, mix together pork panko, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Dredge the zucchini sticks in the egg wash. Shake off the excess and press into the pork panko mixture. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the rest of the zucchini sticks.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, and spray the zucchini fries with cooking oil for an extra crispy texture.
  • Arrange the zucchini sticks in a single layer in the air fryer. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes until crispy and browned.
  • Serve immediately with fry sauce.
  • If you have leftovers, store in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the air fryer for 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees F to crisp up again.

 

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries Recipe (Keto-Friendly)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving – makes 4)
Calories 176Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 501mg22%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to Slice Zucchini into Sticks

The manner in which you cut the zucchini squash is a crucial consideration when attempting to prepare zucchini fries that are robust and durable. You need to make sure that they are exactly the same size and that the skin is glued to each piece that you cut out of the zucchini. This will prevent the zucchini from breaking apart. The following are the procedures to cut them in order to make the most delicious zucchini fries using an air fryer:

 

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  1. Do not peel the zucchini. Slice the tops off.
  2. Cut the zucchini into 3 even pieces widthwise.
  3. Take each third and halve each piece LENGTHwise.
  4. Then, take each half and cut it into 3 equal sticks lengthwise.

Ingredient Notes

  • Zucchini: I used a medium-sized zucchini for this recipe.
  • Egg
  • Pork panko: This is your “bread crumbs” or all-purpose flour alternative. You can buy pork pank already crushed or grab a bag of pork rinds and crush them up in your food processor.
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Avocado oil spray: Or olive oil spray.

 

Fry Sauce

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup: Use sugar-free ketchup to keep this recipe keto-friendly. 
  • Hot sauce: Use your favorite! Adjust the amount based on spice and flavor preference.

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