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Fried Zucchini is wildly addicting and our favorite way to eat zucchini lately. Served as a side or appetizer, these will quickly disappear, just as fast as you can fry them up! Dredged in egg and a simple garlic and flour mixture, these are fried to crispy golden perfection. Then add a little grated parmesan cheese sprinkled on top! There are so many options for zucchini, try Zucchini Fritters or Zucchini Enchiladas.
What to Serve with Fried Zucchini?
Serving fried zucchini as a side or appetizer is an easy addition to a meal. I like to serve it with a protein such as fish, chicken or steak. Here are a couple ideas to get you started.
Why is my Fried Zucchini Soggy?
Zucchini holds a lot of moisture. This is why zucchini is so great in baked goods! But even in baked goods, you need to soak up most of the moisture, or you’ll have a soggy end result. The easiest way to do this is to lay a few paper towels over the top of your sliced zucchini and press down gently to absorb the extra water. Another method is to salt the zucchini before dredging in egg and the flour mixture, but I haven’t found that to be necessary.
How to Make Fried Zucchini
Making these is so quick and easy! For full recipe details and measurements, see the printable recipe card down below.
Slice Zucchini + Remove Moisture
Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch rounds, pat dry with paper towels.
Combine Ingredients + Beat Eggs Separately
In a small bowl, mix flour, salt and garlic powder. In a separate small bowl, beat eggs.
Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of shallow pan.
What kind of Oil should I use?
You want to use a neutral oil like canola or avocado oil for frying.
While oil is heating up, dredge zucchini rounds in flour mixture, then egg, then flour mixture again.
Fry zucchini in batches on medium heat for 2-4 minutes per side until browned. Once browned, remove from pan onto a paper towel lined platter. Repeat until all zucchini rounds are fried.
Add Parmesan Cheese + Serve
Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve!
For a different flavor, try adding chili flakes, parmesan cheese or cayenne pepper to the flour mixture before frying. You could also experiment with seasoned bread crumbs like Italian breadcrumbs or Panko breadcrumbs instead of flour.
While Fried Zucchini tastes great as is, dipping them in ranch or marinara sauce takes these to the next level! Give it a try!
Storing Leftovers and Reheating Directions
Fried Zucchini is best when eaten right away. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.
The best way to reheat them is in the oven or air fryer. You can broil them on low for a couple minutes…keeping a close eye on them to prevent burning! You can also place them in a 375 degree oven for 5 minutes or until heated through.
Love Zucchini? Give These Other Zucchini Recipes a Try!
- Soft Zucchini Bread (super easy!)
- Lemon Zucchini Cookies
- Zucchini Brownies
- Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
- Zucchini Pizza Boats
There ya go! Super simple recipe and an easy way to get some veggies into your meal. Be sure to print/save/bookmark/share this recipe! Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Have a great day, friends!
- 1 zucchini sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
- 2-3 tbsp flour
- 2 eggs beaten
- course salt to taste
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ c parmesan cheese
- neutral oil such as Canola or Avocado, for frying
- Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch rounds, pat dry with paper towels.
- Mix flour, salt and garlic powder. Beat eggs.
- Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of shallow pan
- Dredge zucchini rounds in flour, then egg, then flour again.
- Fry zucchini in batches on medium heat for 2-4 minutes per side until browned.
- Remove zucchini from pan onto a paper towel lined platter.
- Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese.