Get ready for a treat with this Air Fryer Fried Zucchini & Yellow Squash. This is the perfect way to use up some fresh produce!
This past weekend, I finally got back in the kitchen and made this tasty Air Fryer Fried Zucchini & Yellow Squash.
We lost all our squash last year in the garden, but thankfully we have a great farmers market in town that I can easily pick some up.
I think we may just skip planting squash next year because the squash bugs where we live are just awful. At our old house, squash was the best thing out of the entire garden…now it never makes it.
Update – this year we did a raised garden bed, we will see if the squash makes it!
As we spent the past week painting our entire inside of the house, a good appetizer was in order. I also needed a little break from all the painting.
We finally got it done for the most part and now my husband is working on building barn doors for the office.
I have to say I’m ecstatic about these barn doors. We have been in this home for almost 7 years now and this mama needs some office doors!
I can’t want to lock myself in the office…or well just shut the door so I can think. It isn’t so much to ask, right? Plus, now when people come over they won’t immediately see the mess that is my office. It will be nice and hidden!
Did you know you can make breaded vegetables with these Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes?
All that to say, in the midst of all of this I needed a little break, so to the kitchen, I went. I decided to make these Air Fryer Fried Zucchini & Yellow Squash just like my Air Fryer Onion Rings.
I make these gluten-free simply by using gluten-free all-purpose flour and breadcrumbs. If that isn’t a need for you, feel free to use regular products. I’m seriously too air fryer squash is just the best.
If you enjoy this Air Fryer Squash, you’ll love this Air Fryer Butternut Squash too!
What do you need for Air Fryer Fried Zucchini & Yellow Squash?
- Yellow Squash
- Breadcrumbs or Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs
- Flour or Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
- Cooking Spray
Out of Buttermilk? I have a tip for that!
All you need are simple ingredients, many of which you likely have on hand too! If you do not have buttermilk, a simple trick is to replace the buttermilk with a touch of white vinegar and regular milk. It works just the same.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Fried Zucchini & Yellow Squash?
How to Choose the Right Air Fryer?
If you are looking to purchase an Air Fryer, be sure to check out this post on How to Choose the Right Air Fryer, before you buy!
I am now using a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer; however, you can check out a variety of different air fryers in my post on, How to Choose the Right Air Fryer.
Are you ready for a delicious Air Fryer Recipe? It’s time to whip up these Air Fryer Fried Zucchini & Yellow Squash!
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Air Fryer Fried Zucchini & Yellow Squash
- 1 Medium Sized Zucchini Thinly Sliced
- 1 Medium Sized Yellow Squash Thinly Sliced
- 1 Cup Buttermilk
- 2 Cups Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour or Regular Flour
- 2 Eggs Beaten
- 2 Cups Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs or Regular Bread Crumbs
- Salt to Taste
- Place the zucchini & squash in a shallow bowl or dish and pour the buttermilk over them.
- Let them sit and soak for about 10-15 minutes.
- Prepare a bowl for the flour, a separate bowl for beaten eggs, and another bowl for the breadcrumbs.
- Add a dash of salt to the breadcrumbs.
- Dip the veggies in the flour, dust off any excess.
- Dip them in the eggs, let the excess drip off.
- Coat with the breadcrumbs.
- Place evenly in the Air Fryer.
- At this point, you can add some salt to them or salt them after they are done.
- Fry them in the Air Fryer on 390* for about 5 minutes on each side or until they are crispy.
- If you prefer, spray with some cooking spray to get them a little bit more brown in color.
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Comments & Reviews
Terri Wilson says
I am new to the Foodi and really want to try these… you say “place in the Foodi”. Can you be more specific? In the bottom of the pot, bottom of the basket, using one of the trivets (and then do a need some kind of tray that fits inside)?
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Yes! Great question, for this recipe, it’s in the basket that comes with it. So the pot goes in the machine, then basket inside the pot, not tray or anything else just right in the basket. Let me know if you have any other questions. In regards to my website, any of the ‘air fryer’ recipes, you’ll use that basket inside the Foodi for those. Thanks!
You list foil as needed to make recipe, but I dont see it used in the directions. Is yhe fool for lining the pan of the fryer, or to line the one they are to drain on?
Mommy Hates Cooking says
You would only use foil if you want to line the air fryer, but you do not have to.
Margaret Carmen says
This recipe looks great! I love cooking vegetables in my air fryer. Such a great way to keep it healthy but deliver a golden color and crisp texture. I find that my kids are more likely to eat more vegetables this way, as well. Will definitely give this a try!
Sounds delicious! I’m going to have to try it! Can you use any vegetables?
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Yes, most of them will all work similar to this.