Fried Zucchini

Yummy Fried ZucchiniFried Zucchini is a super easy and very yummy too! It is a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies. This, like many of my recipes, is more process than recipe.

Basic Ingredients:

Egg and milk: eggs lightly scrambled with just a splash of milk, I like to lightly salt and pepper this mixture too.

So seasoned bread crumbs are a must! While I am a huge panko bread crumb fan, this is not the right application for in it (at least not for me).

Zucchini cut into rounds. Yes, I am aware that a lot of people cut their zucchini in wedges but… I find that the kids can handle it better. From a cooking stand point, you are less likely to over cook the outside with rounds. You tend to have to cook thick wedges a bit longer to make sure that they are cooked all the way through.

Cooking oil: pick a low/no flavor oil like canola


First, wash and thoroughly dry your zucchini. Then cut it into rounds between 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch, depending on how cooked you like your zucchini (my kids don’t want any crisp;). Then drag your rounds through your egg and milk mixture. Then plop them right into your seasoned bread crumbs. You can see if your oil is hot enough by dropping a couple of bread crumbs and if they sizzle you are ready! Then drop your breaded rounds in your oil that is heated to medium high. Make sure that you flip them over and cook them until they are GBD (golden brown and delicious)! Then you will take the zucchini out and place it on a paper towel to dry, sprinkle with a little salt (I use sea salt) and sit for a couple of minutes. You do not want to eat these seconds out of the oil, you will burn yourself with steam!

Then enjoy!

(I listed this in Beauty and Bedlam’s Tasty Tuesday!)

7 thoughts on “Fried Zucchini”

  1. I love fried zucchini too – last time I made it I tried it with panko, and I agree, regular bread crumbs work better in this application!

  2. Fried zucchini is one of my favorite treats but I normally order it at restaurants. I bet it’s a lot cheaper to make it at home and doesn’t look too hard to do.

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