With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Fried Zucchini

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fried Zucchini

Did you grow up having fried zucchini during the summer? We did.  We often ate fried food back then. Fried zucchini is a great side but I could make it my complete dinner even though frying diminishes the health benefit of the zucchini.

I like to fry it so the breading on the outside is crispy and the zucchini on the inside retains a bite.  No soggy zucchini for me!

I usually mix panko and regular breadcrumbs but go ahead and use whatever you have and prefer.  You can toss in some grated Parmesan cheese as well. It's all good.

Serve plain, with a little sauce or do what I do and squeeze on a dollop of ketchup.  Because it's all about those childhood memories!  

Fried Zucchini

vegetable oil
1+ cup Panko, regular bread crumbs or combination
2 zucchinis, sliced on the diagonal, (I cut slices about 1/3-inch but you can slice them thinner)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten with 1 teaspoon water


Heat vegetable oil about 1/2-inch deep in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Working in batches, dredge zucchini slices in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in Panko/breadcrumb  mixture, pressing to coat.

Add zucchini rounds to the skillet, allowing a little space between them and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about a minute or two on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Serve immediately.


Sharon - creativity and family said...

Thanks for this recipe. I have been gifted two zucchini and have another 3 coming my way tonight! x

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks fabulous!! I just checked my zucchini. All the blossoms are rotting! :-(( So odd, because the rest of the garden is flourishing.

Ann said...

I never had zucchini until I was in my 20's and my first experience was fried. It was love at first bite :)

Lea said...

I've never had fried zucchini but I love Zucchini Bread, so so good. And, I'm sure I would like the fried zucchini as well. Happy weekend!

Lynn said...

Tis the season:@) I love fried zucchini-enjoy!

Nonnie said...

We never had zucchini of any kind, but I'm not sure why. I discovered it when my husband began gardening and grew a ton of it. I fixed it every which way and love it fried. I also discovered it was delicious in chocolate cake and Auchincloss bread or muffins. Yum! I think I will buy some this week and fry it up.

handmade by amalia said...

This is my first visit and I'm just in time for this delicious recipe. Excellent.

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Your recipe sounds really good! I wish that I had a garden! =)

lindsey said...

We call zucchini courgette here in the UK and its always the fact that it goes soggy that stops me from eating it, this looks so much nicer :)

corners of my life said...

Perfect timing.
Someone just gave us two huge zucchinis.

Susan said...

Mmmmmmmm. That looks real good, LDH. Your recipes are always winners! Susan


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