Zucchini Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli and Sriracha Mayo

in Appetizers, Dinner, Sides, Snacks

I realized something yesterday…

Making fries in various vegetable varieties is kind of my jam. I’m starting to think it’s my life calling to make fries out of just about anything…except potatoes. I have no interest in making French fries…I can just buy those from In-n-Out.

First there were Portobello Fries that I made for you, me…and Kate Moss.

Then…Avocado Fries. I mean…I’ve made them twice since Caroline originally posted them. Amazeballs.

Next there were Spicy Carrot Fries. And then…if I cut these pickles differently, they totally would’ve been pickle fries instead of pickle chips. But seriously, who cares. They were dipped in batter and fried. And then I ate like a hundred with a beer. End of story.

And now I give you these Zucchini Fries. With not one, but two dipping sauces!! Dipping sauces are important. Are you the type that has bbq sauces and hot sauces from fast food restaurants in your glove compartment?!

Yeah, me neither.

I roasted some garlic and made into an aioli. This was a good idea.

And Sriracha Mayonnaise. Ummmm…hello!!! It was delicious. You should do this.

I think we need to start with the garlic aioli. This might take a bit…but it’s downtime; meaning you don’t actually have to do anything.

Just lop off the top part of the garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil, wrap it up in foil or parchment and stick it in the oven.

A few minutes before the garlic is done, start with the zucchini fries. Cut them in three, long ways, and then halve them. Batons!

Next you wanna dip ’em in a few beaten eggs.

And then transfer them to a plate with the bread crumb mixture. Let’s talk about this bread crumb mixture for a second.

It’s glorious. There’s grated cheese, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper and dried oregano. So good!

Stick ’em on a lined baking sheet and bake them for 20 minutes, or until they’re all golden and beautiful.

While that’s all baking, you can make the aiolis. Food processor. Mayonnaise. Salt. Pepper. And the roasted garlic. Next make the Sriracha Mayonnaise.

And then…eat all of the zucchini fries while watching TV. It’s a cute look. Promise.

P.S. Back to school commercials are STILL depressing. How is this possible?

Zucchini Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli and Sriracha Mayo

Print this recipe!

For Zucchini Fries:

1 cup plain bread crumbs (homemade or storebought)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan or pecorino
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (scale back to 1/4 teaspoon if you’re adverse to spice)
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
4-5 zucchini

Preheat oven to 425˙F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray it with cooking spray. On a plate, mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, red crushed pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper. In a small to medium bowl, beat the two large eggs.

Cut the zucchini into batons. One by one, dip the zucchini batons in the beaten eggs and transfer to the plate with the bread crumb mixture, being sure to coat the zucchini thoroughly. Place the bread crumb covered zucchini on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, checking on them after 10 and flipping them to ensure thorough baking. Remove and serve with sauces.

For Roasted Garlic Aioli:

1 whole head garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper
1 sprig of chives, diced

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Lop off the top of the garlic, exposing the cloves, and discard. Pour the olive oil on top and add dash of salt and pepper. Wrap it in foil or parchment and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool.

Take the garlic out of its shell and add to a food processor, along with mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth. Transfer aioli to a bowl and stir in chives.

For Sriracha Mayonnaise:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of Sriracha
Dash of salt

Add all three ingredients to a small bowl and mix. If you like it more spicy, add more Sriracha.

{ 61 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina August 17, 2011 at 5:47 am

This is my kind of fry recipe! Yum!


Mags August 17, 2011 at 6:39 am

Omguh…. I need these. I need these in my life. When the grocery store opens, I’m gonna get on this.


ritika August 17, 2011 at 9:19 am

oh my god, the dips are too die for.. will make them TONIGHT have no zucchini, what else would go well?


Heidi / foodiecrush August 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I have a garden full, send me your address :)


Jessica @ How Sweet August 17, 2011 at 11:04 am

Love these pics!


Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook August 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

These look, if I may borrow your terminology, Amazeballs (lol!)
How can you not love anything that is breaded and deep fried?


J @ ... semplicemente j ... August 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Delicious … is it wrong to crave them for breakfast :)


DessertForTwo August 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Dang girl! You make food that I want to shove in my face on a daily basis. Yep.


Blog is the New Black August 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Ahhh, I want to make zucchini fries!


Bev Weidner August 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I have just died. Why don’t we live closer? No, really.

I need these in my belly, STAT.


Erica August 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm

OMG, I NEED these in my life STAT!!


sarah August 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Oh, these look so good. Is it wrong to not want to share these with anyone when I make them?


Heidi / foodiecrush August 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

The answer to my overgrown, 5 lb zuchinni prayers. He’s going to love going into this crunchy, aioli bath and I will love you for it. Terrific post and great blog.


fashionablecollections August 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

this looks SO delicious.

Fashionable Collections


tina August 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm

hello gorgeous! and talk about some sexy dipping sauces to go with ’em! a very good day indeed :)


yummy supper August 17, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Yum! I never thought of zucchini fries. I have zucchini coming out of my ears thanks to my mom’s garden and I am desperate for new recipes. This looks awesome.
PS Have I mentioned how much I love your new blog look?


Adrianna August 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

E! Thank you! xo


France August 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Deep fried zucchini sticks are one of my guilty pleasures, this looks like the perfect compromise. Heck, I think they’ll probably be more addictive.


Michelle August 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Wow. They look absolutely delicious!


Kankana August 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Love everything about this post! I love roasting garlic .. it adds so much flavor and tastes soo better.


The Newlywed Chefs August 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

These look WONDERFUL!! Thanks for sharing- we’ll be trying these for sure!


Sarah August 18, 2011 at 2:03 am

Oh my gosh. Obviously I will be making these this weekend. I love zucchini. I freaking adore aioli, and I haven’t had any in like 2 years. Sold.

On a related note, I know you say you’re not interested in making french fries, but sweet potato fries with aioli is the stuff of dreams and legends. Actually, if you can find red kumara (okay, that’s what it’s called in NZ) aka Japanese sweet potatoes (I think? maybe?) aka a reddish/purplish skinned sweet potato with white flesh that turns a mottled white and grey when cooked (it looks kind of sickly, but it is actually one of the more delicious things on the planet), that is the absolute best.


Adrianna August 18, 2011 at 2:19 am

Oh Sarah, I can totally get down with making sweet potato fries. And Iove all of these different potato varieties you speak of. I’m gonna do some research now!! TY! xo


Marlissa August 18, 2011 at 10:11 am

WOW, Looks so delicious! I want them


Tess @ Smagriculture August 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I seriously think that there’s a current conspiracy causing everyone I know to have a surplus of ENORMOUS zucchinis. I am going to get RIGHT down on both of these zucchini recipes on Saturday in order to finally have some counter space, and also to have the deliciousness.

Also, I feel like we should be friends. That is all.


Adrianna August 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Umm…we ARE friends. Duh.


The Undercover Cook August 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I make zucchini fries all the time usually with roasted garlic aioli. They are so good! Can’t wait to try them with Sriracha mayo. A little something spicy is always delicious!! Thanks for sharing!


tandteacake August 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Seriously, all three recipes made me drool… can you get foodgasms just by looking at pics and reading recipes?? I have been on a zucchini rush already this year and seeing this, it sure ain’t gon stop! Too bad I did not grow any myself this year.

Thank You!


Dana August 19, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Dip is pretty much my favorite thing. These look tremendous!


Jamie-Lee August 21, 2011 at 2:27 am

MMM Delish and super cute! And I’ve always loved back to school season! New cute clothes/backpack/stationary! It’s too bad the culinary school I’m heading to this September (like all others) has a uniform, so no excuse to buy new cute clothes. Sigh.

Great post as always! <3


Rachel Nobrega August 21, 2011 at 4:16 am

These look fab! I made some of these with a Romseco sauce, but the garlic aioli looks fab! You could use some of that leftover Sriracha Mayo on Salmon like in my post here: http://www.recklessabandoncook.com/2011/08/stuffed-salmon-with-spicy-mayo-sauce.html


TheRosiestCheeks August 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

This looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to try making these !


Rebecca August 22, 2011 at 2:12 am

Whaaaa?!!? Those sauces look out of this world. I love this.


Tina August 22, 2011 at 2:13 am

I loooove fries made from vegetables besides potatoes. I love the portobello fries. Can’t wait to make those.


Tracy @ Sugar Loco August 22, 2011 at 2:52 am

I will have to try your recipe, I cannot get my zucchini fries to crisp up. Love the sriracha mayo idea…we dip ours in curry mayo!


Greg August 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

These just came out of the oven and they are SO good. The sriracha mayo is my favorite for sure.


Tammy Kimbler August 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I am making this tonight! Perfect for my over abundant zucchini plant. And hungry kids.


angela August 25, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I stumbled upon your blog while searching for zucchini recipes. I just made your zucchini fries…AMAZING! They are the best zucchini fries I have ever eaten. Much healthier than frying! Thank you for the recipe, I will be making these for all my friends!


GretaGrace August 26, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I just made these and made a few variations… First I used one egg and one egg white, and then reduced the amount of cheese to 25g (~1/4cup) for 800g (1.75lbs) of zucchini. This totals about 800cals total, divided into 5 servings makes 160cal/serving.

They are fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing this!


Sarah Jane August 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm

The fries were delicious! What a good way to eat the healthy stuff. I didn’t make either of the sauces though. Also, used panko vs. regular breadcrumbs. Third recipe I’ve tried of yours, third hit! Keep them coming! They make my husband think that I’m a good cook.


Adrianna August 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm

This makes me super happy. Like the panko variation, too.


Kira August 31, 2011 at 3:55 am

Made these out of an old piece of french bread, two zucchini’s and a block of cheap parmesean. Holy-crap. Could be the bottle of cheap white wine, but regardless, these were the bomb.com. And the aoli???…..couldn’t ask for a better late night snack. Thanks!


fi September 6, 2011 at 5:07 am

oh my my. these look so super delicious. just when i thought zucchini couldn’t get any better. have you tried eggplant yet?


Adrianna September 6, 2011 at 5:39 am

I haven’t (I’m personally not a fan of eggplant) but I think they’d work great!


Jeanene September 11, 2011 at 12:32 am

A great way to get children to eat those zucchini. A wonderful presentation – thank you for spending the time to share your wonderful recipes.


Cathy December 17, 2011 at 1:13 am

I absolutely LOVE the way you present these recipes (and the prospect of me making these recipes as well). Genius. No wait, classy genius! Thank you.


Elizabeth Congdon January 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

I loved this recipe, so I linked to it on a blog post :) http://onmykitchencounter.com/2012/01/07/its-a-great-day-to-be-alive/


Micayla Gilligan January 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

i just made these!!! OMG SO GOOOOOD :) thank you!!


Jasiri March 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

I am soooo glad I found your site with this recipe! I have been HUNGERING and searching for a recipe that would remind me of the best zucchini fries ever that I grew up on in California and I think you’ve provided that! Can’t wait to try this recipe and I love that they are baked and not fried but still look like I remember…



Jules March 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

I just bought some zucchinis over the wknd and was trying to think of something different to do with them. This would be a perfect side dish for my meatball subs! thanks!


Melissa March 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I am a fan, as of tonight when I made these and had a tongue-gasim… The garlic sauce was so delicious I actually made everyone at the table stop talking so I could concentrate. My 8 & 11 year old boys also ate with gusto. Supertastic.


Adrianna March 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Tongue-gasm. I dig it!


Mildred Brignoni April 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Lets just say, they taste better with a Chunky Blue Cheese dressing….I grew up eating these at a place called “The Kettle” in Manhattan Beach, CA on Manhattan ave…and I live for it….


Helen June 23, 2012 at 10:38 am

Mind-blowingly fun recipe! I can’t wait to try it :)
TFS these fun fries!
Helen — Firenze Cards


MG August 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm

You’re hilarious! I’m glad I found this blog. They fries look good, too. :-)


Adrianna Adarme August 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

HA! Glad you found me. Welcome!


Code Psn Gratuit Septembre 2013 August 29, 2013 at 10:11 am

Your style is very unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this page.


David February 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I cook, and this recipe looks promising. No offense, but it appears that none of you legion of admirers has made this recipe. Would have been nice to read a review.


Adrianna Adarme February 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm

If you’ve read through ALL of the reviews, you’ll find that plenty of people have made this recipe and have reported their results.


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mary caviness April 11, 2015 at 2:11 pm

can not wait to try….


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