Zucchini Fries with Ranch

Crispy crunchy fried Zucchini Fries with Ranch Dipping Sauce will be a hit at your next meal time! The zucchini is fried to perfection while the zesty buttermilk ranch dipping sauce is the perfect sauce to dip your zucchini fries into.
Author Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

Ingredients

Zucchini Fries

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 medium zucchini sliced in half lengthwise and across, then slice each into 3 long slices
  • Canola oil for frying

Ranch Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Just Mayo or mayonaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

Ranch Dipping Sauce

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to use, at least a couple of hours.

Zucchini Fries

  1. Fill a large frying pan with high sides, filling it at least half way up the sides with oil.
  2. Heat over medium to high heat, until the oil is hot.
  3. Make a dredging station - In a shallow dish combine flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In another dish whisk the eggs. In the last dish combine the Parmesan cheese with the panko bread crumbs.
  4. Lightly coat the zucchini sticks in flour, allowing the excess to fall away, then into the egg, again allowing the excess to fall away, and finally into the panko mixture.
  5. Fry in small batches a few at a time, removing from the oil when browned on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes. (they cook fast)
  6. Remove to cool onto a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.
  7. Serve alongside the ranch dipping sauce.