Crispy courgette fries recipe

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These tasty crispy courgette fries are a great alternative to potato chips and are so quick and easy to make! Simply coat in milk and flour and pan fry.

  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories168 Kcal8%
Sugar5.0 g6%
Fat10.2 g15%
Saturated Fat1.3 g7%
Salt0.05 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein5.9 g12%
Carbohydrates12.6 g5%
Salt0.05 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Courgette fries make a fantastic alternative to the old favourite, potato chips – and they’re just as easy but much quicker to make. Simply cut courgettes into 1 cm-thick slices, dip in milk, dredge in seasoned flour and deep-fry until golden and crispy. Serve them alongside a juicy grilled steak and garlicky mushrooms. Or if you would prefer them on their own, they’re perfect as a vegetarian starter or as a quick snack if you fancy something a bit different. Cut down on chips and try these tasty vegetable fries instead. Add salt to taste.


  • 250-300ml sunflower or vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 courgettes, cut into chips, length-wise
  • A few tablespoons of milk
  • 1-2tbsp gram flour




  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil until hot enough to make a piece of bread sizzle if dropped into it. When it has come to temperature, dip the courgette chips into milk and then roll in flour.
  2. Carefully drop them into the oil and cook for 1-2 mins, until crisp and golden. Do this in batches if you have a lot of chips, taking care to bring the temperature of the oil back up after each batch. Remove the chips with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Season with a little salt.
Top Tip for making Crispy courgette fries

To make garlicky mushrooms, halve 10-12 white cup mushrooms, and then mix 50g softened butter with two peeled and finely chopped garlic cloves. Gently heat a small saucepan, and then add the mushrooms. Cook for around 5 mins until the mushrooms become tender.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies