Sunday, August 15, 2021

Air Fryer Zucchini - only because you asked for it!

 Around here in my family - it is well known that Vegetables are not my most favorite food - but the veggies I do like.... you will eat them over and over and over again and possible for more that one meal that day....  but they still keep coming back... So I must not have scarred them too badly!

(except my dad.... he's boycotting broccoli!)

One of those veggies I love - Zucchini!! and the garden is starting to produce! I used to make these zuke fries in the oven - and we hated how hot the house got!! and then!! An Air fryer arrived to my door!! and Viola!! I was back in business.

These are so easy to make!

( Disclaimer - the first time I made these I sliced the zukes into 4 in x 1/2 inch slices.. now I am too lazy and too hungry )

Step one - cut your Zucchinis!! I sliced them in half. Then sliced the half into halves and then cut them into chunks.

Get some Parmesan cheese ready. ( I usually just leave it in the shaker - but I wanted a picture of it, and you wanted to see my pretty bowl - you know you did!)

I put my Zukes in a bowl, toss with about 1/2 tbsp Avocado Oil, and then sprinkle the Parmesan on.
( Note to self - if Niece to be comes over to eat - use different oil - she is allergic to avocados!)

Toss everything together - and then pour them into your air fryer. When I put them in I only put them one (ish) layer deep. 

And then!!
I put them in on Air Fry ( my fryer has 5 functions)
at 390 deg for about 12 minutes.

Fried Zucchini!!

Now - I have tried them two ways now - the first was labor intensive - and a little more messy

I dipped each stick in Egg, then rolled in Parmesan then air fried - And they were yummy - believe me!

But this way To me is Just as Yummy, not as messy and is truly a one pot way - I stick the bowl in the dishwasher - and bam! Dishes are done!



Linda said...

Thank you for that recipe! Of course we have the air fryer and zucchini in our fridge but no parmesan - wouldn't you know it! Years ago we frequented a restaurant that served very thin deep fried zucchini "strings" which we dipped in ranch. It was the first time my husband had ever agreed to eat zucchini, and he LOVED them and still talks about them. I think if I slice as thin as possible he might eat them, but again, "labor intensive", which I try to avoid.

quiltingbydawn said...

Sounds yummy and easy! I also make them in the oven but now I see I can make them in my air fryer!

Delighted Hands said...

Sounds just delicious!!!!! Thanks for the walk through for cooking them!

Pam Dempsey said...

Thanks so much for the recipe, will definitely try!

Carlie said...

Sounds delicious! Always looking for another great way to use all that are coming in!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I don't have an air fryer, but I bet I could come close just sauteing with the same ingredients. My son is growing zucchini, and we eat it almost every night right now.