Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

Active Time: 25 MinsTotal Time50 Mins
Yield: Serves 8

Serve these crispy zucchini fries to kick off a meal or as part of a fun appetizer spread, along with cured meats, cheeses, and olives. Any jarred marinara sauce will work for dipping, but our test kitchen prefers Rao’s brand. If you’re not a fan of marinara, substitute Alfredo sauce or pesto.


  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 4small zucchini (about 1 1/2 lb. total)
  • Jarred marinara sauce, warmed, for serving

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together breadcrumbs, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a shallow dish.

Step 2

Stir together flour and remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a separate shallow dish.

Step 3

Whisk together eggs and milk in a third shallow dish.

Step 4

Cut zucchini into 3- to 4-inch x 1/2-inch sticks. Working in batches, dredge sticks in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, and dredge in panko mixture, pressing to coat.

Step 5

Arrange sticks in an even layer on a generously greased (with cooking spray) wire rack set on a baking sheet. Bake at 425°F until lightly browned and tender, about 25 minutes. Serve with warmed marinara sauce.

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