Crispy baked Whole30 + Keto Zucchini Fries – crunchy, dairy free coating that is 0 carbs without parmesan! Paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.

Hand dipping whole30 + keto zucchini fries in ranch dressing

You’re looking at the healthiest dang version of burger and fries that is so delicious you will forget that you’re eating so clean.

I love a good lettuce wrapped burger, but the real star here is the whole30 + keto zucchini fries. All fries will now be zucchini fries!

whole30 + keto zucchini fries on a white plate with a burger and ranch

Breading on Whole30 + Keto Zucchini Fries

I wanted to find a dairy free breading for the zucchini fries that would keep them Whole30 + Keto, while also keeping them crunchy and tasty.

Thank goodness for pork panko! (Not sponsored, just sharing what I genuinely love). It is ground up pork rinds that have the same resemblance and crunch as panko, the amazing flavor of a potato chip, and have 0 carbs! Don’t be intimidated by the idea of eating pork rinds. Swear to you these are good!

You can buy pork panko on amazon, or simply grind up pork rinds in your food processor.

steps to making baked whole30 + keto zucchini fries

Oven Baked Vs Air Fryer Whole30 + Keto Zucchini Fries

You can use your air fryer to make these zucchini fries, but I actually prefer baking them in the oven. They turn out just as crispy, you can cook way more at the same time and breading doesn’t fall off when shaking them.

The recipe gives instructions for the oven, but in the notes I give tips for making them in the air fryer if that is what you prefer.

Hand dipping whole30 + keto zucchini fries in ranch dressing

Dip for Whole30 + Keto Zucchini Fries

My very favorite dip for these zucchini fries are my homemade whole30 + keto ranch dressing (it’s dairy free also!).

Because what is better than fries and ranch? Nothing.

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Whole30 + Keto Zucchini Fries

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



4 zucchinis

2 eggs

2 cups pork panko

2 teaspoons italian seasoning

2 teaspoons garlic powder


Preheat your oven to 450ºF. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Cut your zucchinis in half, then in half again, then those halves into quarters. It will make 16 “fries”.

In a small bowl, beat the 2 eggs.

In a separate bowl, combine the pork panko, italian seasoning + garlic powder. Stir to combine.

Dredge each zucchini fry in the egg, then in the pork panko until it is fully coated. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat with all the zucchini fries. Space out the zucchini fries on the baking sheet so they are not touching, otherwise they will steam and not get crispy.

Bake for 25-25 minutes, flipping half way through, until it is crispy and golden brown.

Serve while warm. Great with my homemade ranch dressing!


Air Fryer Instructions: Follow the above prep instructions, but place the dredged zucchini fries in a single layer in your air fryer. Cook at 400ºF for around 10 minutes until crispy. You will have to repeat several times to get all the zucchini fries to fit.

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