Fried Zucchini

Kim Biegacki


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


★★★★★ 8 votes

2 to 4 people
10 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


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  • 2 - 4 medium
    fresh zucchini
  • 2 large
  • 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
  • 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

How to Make Fried Zucchini


  1. Slice the Zucchini into a medium thick slices and then place them on a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture.
  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk together. Add remaining ingredients (except dip) into another bowl and mix together until well blended.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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About Fried Zucchini

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: The Great Tailgate!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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