Crunchy Zucchini Fry Recipe

This Crunchy Zucchini Fry recipe is an excellent way to turn a simple zucchini into a golden and crispy snack. The blend of spices and the crunch from the breadcrumbs make these zucchini fries irresistible. Here’s how to make this tasty snack at home.


  • 1 zucchini, sliced into sticks or rounds
  • 3 tablespoons wheat flour
  • Salt, to taste
  • Turmeric powder, to taste
  • Bread crumbs, for coating
  • Coconut oil, for frying


  1. Prepare the Zucchini:
    • Wash the zucchini and slice it into sticks or rounds, depending on your preference.
    • Pat the zucchini dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. This step is crucial to ensure the coating adheres properly and fries up crispy.
  2. Season the Flour:
    • In a shallow dish, mix the wheat flour with salt and turmeric powder. Adjust the amount of salt and turmeric based on your taste preferences. Turmeric adds a nice color and a mild flavor, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits.
  3. Coat the Zucchini:
    • Dredge the zucchini pieces in the seasoned flour, making sure each piece is well-coated.
    • Dip the floured zucchini into a bowl of water quickly, then roll them in breadcrumbs until fully covered. The quick dip helps the breadcrumbs stick better.
  4. Heat the Oil:
    • Pour coconut oil into a frying pan to a depth of about half an inch (or enough to cover half the thickness of the zucchini pieces) and heat it over medium heat.
    • To test if the oil is hot enough, sprinkle a few breadcrumbs into it. If they sizzle and fry up quickly, the oil is ready.
  5. Fry the Zucchini:
    • Carefully place the breaded zucchini pieces into the hot oil. Don’t overcrowd the pan to avoid dropping the temperature of the oil.
    • Fry the zucchini until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Adjust the heat as necessary to prevent the oil from getting too hot and burning the fries.
  6. Drain and Serve:
    • Once crispy and golden, remove the zucchini fries from the oil and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.
    • Serve hot as a snack or a side dish. They are great with dipping sauces like ranch, tzatziki, or a simple mixture of yogurt and herbs.


  • Serving Suggestions: For added flavor, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese or a squeeze of lemon over the hot zucchini fries.
  • Variations: Experiment with different seasonings in the flour mixture, such as paprika, garlic powder, or onion powder for different flavors.
  • Healthier Option: If you prefer to avoid frying, you can bake these breaded zucchini fries. Simply place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, drizzle lightly with oil, and bake in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven until crispy, about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.


Crunchy Zucchini Fries are a delicious way to enjoy zucchini. They are easy to make, and their crispy texture paired with the mild, warm flavor of turmeric makes them a perfect snack for any occasion. Enjoy your homemade zucchini fries and the delightful crunch they offer!

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