Appetizer | August 20, 2015

Fried Zucchini

 I love in the fall when my garden is over flowing with ripe, delicious zucchini. I love to make all things zucchini, from zoodles, to zucchini chocolate cake, classic zucchini bread… the list goes on! But I especially love to whip up a batch of fried zucchini!
Fried Zucchini close up shot on cooling rack
This recipe for fried zucchini is a special one. Why? Often the batter for zucchini can over power and weigh down the vegetable. Zucchini is such a light soft veggie you want the batter to compliment it, not dominate it!
zucchini on wooden cutting board, with batter ingredients in bowls next to it
This particular batter recipe for fried zucchini is perfect. It is light and crisp. Salty and cheesy. You can always add in some of your other favorite spices to the flour mixture, but don’t add any more weight- for instance, don’t add bread crumbs or other cheeses.
Fried Zucchini on cooling rack overhead shot
Start out by slicing your washing and slicing your zucchini really thin. We want the zucchini thin so it will cook just as fast as the batter does. You don’t want over cooked burnt batter with undercooked raw zucchini. If I’m making you nervous about frying these up, don’t worry- its really not difficult! just make them fairly thin and you’ll be good!
Fried Zucchini on cooling rack
Heat up a couple of inches of oil (canola or vegetable) in a heavy pan. Coat zucchini slices in egg then into the flour/cheese mixture. Carefully fry both sides (it will only take a couple minutes on both sides.) Remove from the oil and place on paper towel or cooling rack. Salt with your favorite sea salt and serve immediately.
Fried Zucchini also tastes pretty incredible with homemade ranch dressing!
5 from 1 vote
Fried Zucchini
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

It is light and crisp. Salty and cheesy. All the good things. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried zucchini
Calories: 658 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. enter your favorite spice here optional
  • Cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Cut your zucchini into slices.
  2. Beat eggs well in bowl.
  3. Mix flour, cheese and spices in separate bowl.
  4. Poor oil into a frying pan about an inch deep and heat over medium.
  5. Dip both sides of you zucchini slices in the eggs and then in the flour mixture.
  6. Place the coated zucchini into hot oil and fry a few minutes on both sides.
  7. Remove the fried zucchini from the pan and let it drain and cool on a paper towel.
  8. Devour with ranch dressing, or just eat them plain.
  9. Repeat often!
Nutrition Facts
Fried Zucchini
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 658 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 379mg 126%
Sodium 2960mg 123%
Potassium 835mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 27.6%
Vitamin C 43.9%
Calcium 79.2%
Iron 38.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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