How to Slice Zucchini for Zucchini Fries
I posted a Parmesan zucchini fries recipe and I wanted to teach you how to cut zucchini into strips for the zucchini fries.
This is a how to tutorial on the easiest method to cut and slice fresh zucchini into perfect zucchini fries.
First, rinse the zucchini with cold water, then slice off the bottom and top parts of the zucchini, about 1/2 inch off.
Next, using a sharp knife, cut and slice the zucchini vertically, like the picture above, about 1/2-inch thick. It’s important that you keep the thickness consistent so every single fry will be perfectly baked.
If cut too thick, they won’t be baked properly. If cut too thin, they will turn slimy and too soft and the zucchini fries won’t be as great.
Continue to slice the zucchini vertically. Depending on how big your zucchini is, you will have about 4-6 pieces.
Arrange the zucchini nicely and slice them into strips just like fries, about 3-inch lengths. Make sure you are consistent with the length so the fries will bake and cook evenly.
If you follow this tutorial closely, you will have the most beautiful zucchini fries ready to be baked or sauteed.
Thanks for the tutorial!
Thanks Karen for reading this tutorial.
I rinse a lot of fruits and veggies in vinegar water. Cleanses well.
Hi Bee, I’d be reluctant to leave the skin on because of pesticide and fertilizer contamination. I’ll have to be sure my zucchini or organically grown or wash, at least, in warm running water with a dab of dish detergent.
But the recipe is delicious!
Hi Karen, good call. I always buy organic zucchini but I see what you mean, I love the zucchini fries with the skin on, because it provides a bite and extra crunch. Thanks for your sweet comment about the recipe. :)
I do my own organic gardening. Organic farmers are still allowed to use pesticides and fertilizers for their crops so there is still issues with Organic. Unless you yourself by organic seeds are organic plants and have your soil tested and you yourself grow your vegetables you’re not getting true Organics at the grocery store or any Factory food farm.
Interesting. I heard that there is no regulation as to what “organic” really is so, you may be paying more for a product that is not completely what you think k it is.