Fried Zucchini

Recipe Rating:
 8 Ratings
Serves: 2 to 4 people
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Cooking Method: Pan Fry


2 - 4 medium fresh zucchini
2 large eggs
1 to 1 1/2 c panko bread crumbs (plain or italian)
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp fine chopped parsley
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 c ranch or blue cheese dressing or
1 c marinara sauce
dash(es) parmesan cheese onto your marinara sauce & fried zucchini

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Kim Biegacki Recipe
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Boardman, OH (pop. 66,982)
Member Since Apr 2011
Kim's notes for this recipe:
My Grammie (Roberta Campbell) used to make this all the time. We always had Zucchini growing in the garden and two things you could plan on eating was fried Zucchini and Zucchini bread. lol I really loved it! When making this recipe it always reminds me of my Gram and how she was always in the kitchen cooking up something good to eat. Now, she did not use Panko bread crumbs but her own. I have changed my Grammie's recipe with using the Panko crumbs and adding the parmesan and parsley. Sometimes I use the Parmesan and other times I don't. Either way is great!! My husband LOVES these and he is not the biggest Zucchini fan but he will eat these up! Just looking at the pic makes me want to fry some up tomorrow. Hope you enjoy. Kim
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Slice the Zucchini into a medium thick slices and then place them on a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk together. Add remaining ingredients (except dip) into another bowl and mix together until well blended.
Take a slice of Zucchini and dip into the egg. Shake it off gently and then place into the panko bread crumb mixture and drudge it or take a handful of breadcrumb mixture and pat on the top of Zucchini until nicely covered. Set it on a plate. Repeat until finished.
Now, heat up a pan on medium heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil or a pat of butter, whichever you prefer. Wait till it is hot and then place Zucchini slices in pan and fry until nicely browned. Could be from 4 - 7 minutes. Take out and place on another plate that has a paper towel on it to absorb any extra oil. Repeat until finished with the slices.

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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - May 10, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Alice Masci pieAlaMom - May 10, 2011
This also works great with egg plant! I fried some up and it was so delicious! As a dip I used marinara sauce (or any spaghetti sauce you like). Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top while the fried egg plant is still hot. Even our kids liked them! I hope to make this zucchini after ours grows in our garden. So good!
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - May 10, 2011
Alice, that sounds really good. I will have to try it with eggplant this summer. I know that I love eggplant lasagna but haven't tried them fried. Thanks for the suggestion. Kim
user Jeanie Debelak jdeb7244 - May 12, 2011
I have always loved fried Zucchini too.

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