Sides, Vegetarian

Courgette Fries with Marinara Sauce

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 55 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Courgette Fries with Marinara Sauce

Tip: Spray courgette fries with cooking spray to coat before Air Frying.

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs

Recipe tags


  • 2 large courgettes, cut in 6mm thick by 7.5cm long sticks
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 120g plain flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 200g dried seasoned bread crumbs
  • 25g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 125ml marinara sauce, for serving

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  • Step 1

    Place courgette sticks on a plate and sprinkle with salt. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to remove excess water. Pat dry.

  • Step 2

    Place flour in a shallow bowl or plate. Add eggs to another bowl. Place bread crumbs, Parmesan, garlic powder, and onion powder into a third bowl or plate, stirring to combine

  • Step 3

    Working in small batches, toss courgette sticks in flour. Tap off excess flour, then coat courgette in egg. Transfer courgette to bread crumbs, tossing well to evenly coat. Set aside

  • Step 4

    Cover the plate with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the breading has hardened

  • Step 5

    Insert crisper plate in basket and basket in unit. Preheat unit by selecting AIR FRY, setting temperature to 180°C, and setting time to 3 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin

  • Step 6

    After 3 minutes, place courgette sticks on crisper plate in a single layer; reinsert basket. Select AIR FRY, set temperature to 180°C, and set time to 22 minutes. Select START/PAUSE to begin

  • Step 7

    After 11 minutes, open drawer and shake courgette sticks or toss them with silicone-tipped tongs. Reinsert basket to resume cooking. Check for doneness after 20 minutes. Repeat steps 6 and 7 with additional courgette fries, if necessary

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, serve fries immediately with marinara sauce