Fried Zucchini

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Kim Biegacki

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@pistachyoo

My Grammie (Roberta Campbell) used to make this all the time. We always had zucchini growing in the garden. 2 things you could plan on eating was fried zucchini and zucchini bread. When making this recipe it always reminds me of my Gram and how she was always in the kitchen cooking something good. She did not use Panko bread crumbs but her own. I have changed my Grammie's recipe by using the Panko crumbs and adding Parmesan and parsley.

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We could eat plates of these simple fried zucchini chips. The batter is light but crunchy at the same time. Panko gives an extra crunch to the zucchini, too. Pan-frying in just a bit of oil makes the coating super crunchy. Yum!

Note: We found frying these in small batches worked best. If you do that, you'll need to add more oil between batches. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 8 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 to 4 people
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 - 4 medium
    fresh zucchini
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs (plain or italian)
  • 1/4 c
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    fine chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • ·
    for frying: vegetable oil or butter or both
  • FOR DIPPING

  • 1 c
    ranch or blue cheese dressing or marinara

How to Make Fried Zucchini

Step-by-Step

  1. Slice the zucchini into medium-thick slices. Then place them on a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture.
  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk together.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (except dip) into another bowl and mix together until well blended.
  4. Take a slice of zucchini and dip into the egg.
  5. Shake it off gently and then place into the Panko bread crumb mixture and dredge it or take a handful of bread crumb mixture and pat on the top of zucchini until nicely covered.
  6. Set it on a plate. Repeat until finished.
  7. Now, heat up a pan on medium heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil or a pat of butter, whichever you prefer. Wait until it is hot and then place zucchini slices in the pan.
  8. Fry until nicely browned on each side. It could be from 4 - 7 minutes.
  9. 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
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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