Baby marrow fries

Not up for deep-frying? These fries can also be oven baked at 200°C for 10-12 minutes, if you prefer.

Less than 30 minutes

Serves 4 (as a side)

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  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 2 cups (500ml) regular or panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup (60ml) grated parmesan (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 1 punnet (800g) large baby marrows, julienned
  • Fine salt or flavoured salt, for serving


  1. Fill a large pot with oil to about 3⁄4 full and heat to 180°C. (See tip above on how to test oil temperature with no thermometer.) 
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan (if using) and parsley in a bowl.
  3. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl and season generously.
  4. Dip baby marrow chips into egg and then the breadcrumb mixture. 
  5. Deep-fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  6. Drain on kitchen paper, sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.


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