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Fried Zucchini Recipe
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Fried Zucchini

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"If you like traditional fried zucchini, and you're like me, when you get done frying it you only have half of what you fried left. This is a simple and quick way to fry enough for everyone."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Place zucchini and onions in a medium bowl and mix together.
  2. In a small bowl mix flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Pour dry mixture over zucchini/onion mixture, cover bowl and shake well. Let mixture sit for about 30 minutes; a batter will form on the vegetables.
  4. In a medium skillet heat oil over medium heat. When oil is hot add breaded vegetables and fry, turning to brown evenly.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2003

This is an excellent recipie. Even my son who does'nt like zuchinni said so. I did increase the salt in it. Also I used one zuchinni and one yellow squash. Easy, fast and delicious. Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2003

I was not impressed with this at all. The *batter* never really formed on my zucchini. And it ended up coming out very bland tasting. I will stick to my traditional way of doing fried zucchini -- slice the zucchini, dip in flour, dip in eggwash, dip in flour again, salt and pepper and fry.

Jan 20, 2004

easy recipe. I double dipped the zucchini to give them a thicker coating. I let them sit in the covered bowl for 30 minutes, then quckly dunked them in milk, then back into the breading mix. I also added a little cayenne pepper to give it a little zing. Very good, though!!

Aug 09, 2008

Great, Great recipe! The best fried zucchini recipe I have ever tried! Very easy to make, too! I couldn't make mine the night of, so I ended up sticking it in the fridge until the next night. The veggies were pretty soggy looking, but I fried them anyway (since I went through all the work!) and they were delicious! Even the fried onion rings which didn't take the batter as well as the zucchini were yummy! I did double the breading recipe since I had more zucchini than the recipe called for and used half cornmeal, half italian seasoned bread crumbs with the normal, proportional amount of flour. Also added 1/8 to 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, probably 1/2 to 1 tsp of italian seasoning and increased the garlic powder to 1/2 tsp or more. (I am not an exact measurer, so bare with me here...) I premixed the dry ingredients and put everything in a gallon ziploc bag. So easy! The mess is minimal compared to traditional methods of frying zucchini, so that was a pleasant change! The fried result was crunchy and very flavorful. My husband and 18 month old loved it too!

Aug 03, 2003

My family has grown to really like this recipe. Remember to let the mixture sit for 30 minutes so the batter forms on the vegetables, as Jon suggests. We did increase the garlic powder and the salt.

Dec 24, 2004

I use italian bread crumbs instead of cornmeal. I added a little salt and adobo to the egg and dip the pieces in the egg, then to bread crumbs. After the oil gets very hot put the pieces in the pan and fry both sides. Remove onto a plate covered with paper towels to absorb the grease and sprinkle with salt while it is still hot. Let cool and enjoy.

Jul 18, 2005

This was a great starting off point for a second time fried zucchini attempt. Will fine tune it next time to suit our tastes. I will leave out the onions because they didn't take the batter well and will leave the zucchini in slices instead of quarters to be able to flip them in the pan better. I like this recipe because there is not much mess when it comes to getting the batter on the zucchini.

Jul 24, 2003

My family loves this recipe. The zucchini turns out nice and crispy. I did eggplant too and it was wonderful.


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  • Calories
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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