Fried Zucchini Recipe

Fried Zucchini is a delicious and crispy snack that’s perfect for dipping and sharing. Whether you’re looking for a tasty appetizer or a side dish to complement your meal, this recipe transforms simple zucchini into a flavorful and crunchy treat. It’s an excellent way to use up summer zucchini and can be customized with various seasonings to suit your taste.


  • 2 to 4 medium zucchinis
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of Panko breadcrumbs (plain or Italian, depending on your preference)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil for frying (vegetable, canola, or your choice of frying oil)


  1. Prepare the Zucchini: Start by washing the zucchinis and cutting them into 1/4-inch thick rounds. If you prefer, you can also cut them into sticks for a different shape.
  2. Set Up Dredging Station: In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt until well mixed. In another shallow bowl, combine the Panko breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, black pepper, and a little salt. Mix these dry ingredients thoroughly to distribute the seasonings evenly.
  3. Dredge the Zucchini: Dip each zucchini slice first into the beaten egg, ensuring it’s fully coated, then dredge it in the breadcrumb mixture. Press the breadcrumbs onto the zucchini to make sure they stick well.
  4. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet, heat enough oil over medium heat to shallow fry the zucchini slices. The oil should be hot enough that a breadcrumb sizzles when dropped into it.
  5. Fry the Zucchini: Place the breaded zucchini slices in the hot oil without overcrowding the pan. Fry them for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Drain and Serve: Remove the fried zucchini from the oil and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil. Serve hot with your choice of dipping sauces like marinara, ranch dressing, or a garlic aioli.


Fried Zucchini is a quick and easy dish that offers a delightful crunch and savory flavor, making it a favorite among both kids and adults. This recipe is versatile, allowing you to adjust the herbs and spices to create different flavor profiles. Enjoy this crispy snack as a fun way to add vegetables to your day, perfect for any occasion!