Ever wish you could have yummy warm fried zucchini without the guilt of eating deep fried food? Now there is a solution! I LOVE my air frier- I can honestly say, most of the things I make in there actually taste fried! I recently upgraded to the GoWise Air Frier and have no complaints.
- Zucchinis (thinly sliced, I use a Nutri Chopper to make long thin slices)
- 6-8 oz of soda water
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 4 tbs cornstarch
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic
- ¼ tsp oregano
- 3-4 cups panko
- 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp Romano cheese (optional- I don’t always have this cheese on hand)
- ½ tsp chopped parsley (optional)
The secret ingredient is the soda water- this makes the zucchini very crispy after it comes out of the air frier!
Combine ½ cup flour, 4 tbs cornstarch, ½ tsp kosher salt, ¼ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp oregano, ¼ tsp garlic (I use dry unsalted garlic), and add to 6 oz soda water and whisk together – do not over-mix (you don’t want the soda water to lose all of its carbonation. Batter should be the consistency of thin pancake batter- if it is too thick, soda water can be added.
Next step, dip the zucchini slices in the batter, then into the panko. Lay all the zucchini on a baking sheet until you are ready to air fry it.
Air fry the zucchini at 400F for 10 minutes, or until the zucchini is crispy- I think the cook times depend on the type of air frier used! Garnish the zucchini with the Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese and chopped parsley. I promise they will be the BEST you have ever tried!
Personally, I love to pair the zucchini with lemon aioli sauce.
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup of mayonnaise
- 1 lemon- juice and zest to taste
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs finely chopped parsley
- 1 tbs finely chopped chives
- 2 cloves of chopped garlic
- ¼ tsp dry mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients together, and serve with the warm air fried zucchini! ENJOY!