7 Brilliant Ways to Make Zucchini Fries

When this fresh veggie teams up with savory and crunchy toppings, you get an irresistible side you’ll want to make all summer long.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Side of (Veggie) Fries, Please

While we'd never suggest that the humble potato abdicate the "king of fries" throne, these recipes will certainly have you rethinking your burger sides this summer. When sliced into sticks (or disks) and breaded, a zucchini can quickly become the most-addicting item on your plate.

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Keep this classic recipe for veggie fries in your back pocket. They're delicious alone (and will certainly satisfy any French fry connoisseur), but they're also a willing blank canvas for dipping sauces and extra toppings.

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Beer-Battered Zucchini Curly Fries

Watch with amazement as one little zucchini morphs into a giant platter of fries that rivals any fairground food. Change up the batter by using a beer with more pronounced hops (like an IPA), if you like.

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Buffalo Zucchini Fries

This crunchy snack, topped with blue cheese and hot sauce, boasts all the usual flavors of the fan-favorite wings — but lets vegetarians dig in too.

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Cajun Zucchini Fries

The combination of panko and cornmeal makes these fries (inspired by the flavors of Louisiana) especially crunchy. Serve them in cute paper cups for a picnic-style party wherever you are.

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Zucchini Fry Nachos

Why should tortilla chips have all the fun? Turn the humble zucchini into crunchy disks, then dress them up with all the fixings — jalapenos, avocado, pico de gallo and more.

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Ranch Zucchini Fries

We made these "fries" round just for fun, but you can certainly slice them into sticks. Spiced up with homemade ranch seasoning and dressing, the fries have a bold flavor that steals the show no matter what shape the veggie.

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Disco Zucchini Fries

Who remembers the bliss of ordering late-night disco fries — topped with gravy and bacon — at the diner? This baked zucchini twist you can make at home is a bit more virtuous, but it still totally hits the spot.

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