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Fried Zucchini

Fried zucchini makes a delicious appetizer or side dish—and it’s a great way to use up a bumper crop of zucchini!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried zucchini, zucchini recipes
Calories: 1583kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cups bread crumbs seasoned
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • marinara sauce or ranch for dipping


  • Slice zucchini into ½” slices.
  • Beat eggs with salt and pepper. In a separate shallow dish, mix together the cheese and breadcrumbs and in another, mix the flour with some salt and pepper.
  • Add oil to a heavy saute pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Dredge the zucchini slices first in the flour, then the egg, and lastly the breadcrumbs. Gently drop the breaded zucchini slices into the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Drain fried slices on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.


Calories: 1583kcal | Carbohydrates: 241g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 361mg | Sodium: 2540mg | Potassium: 1714mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1650IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 1113mg | Iron: 18mg