Zucchini Sticks Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Zucchini Sticks Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Zucchini Sticks

Recipe by  

"Crisp, light and VERY tasty deep-fried zucchini. Serve in a napkin-lined basket with a side of Ranch-style dressing."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a heavy saucepan or deep fryer, preheat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a blender, mix the eggs, whipped cream, pepper and salt. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.
  3. Slice the zucchini into pieces 2 to 3 inches long. Dip the pieces into the egg mixture, then coat them with the bread crumbs.
  4. Carefully place the battered pieces in the oil and fry 3 to 4 minutes, until brown and crispy. Drain fried pieces on a paper towel. Repeat until all the slices have been fried.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • 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.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 01, 2005

This is a tasty treat. I don't deep fry it though, I just cover the bottom of a skillet with oil and turn the zucchini over after the first side is browned. Mix some grated parmesan in with the crumbs for extra flavor. You can also make round slices instead of strips.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I was terribly disappointed in these zucchini sticks. I made them exactly as the recipe indicated and they simply tasted like fried bread crumbs.I'd printed the recipe out months ago so I didn't have the numerous changes from the reviews to factor in, but I was certain they'd be tasty after reading the description on the recipe itself. The first problem I ran into was the recipe calls for heavy cream...but nowhere in the instructions does it say to WHIP it. Instead the instructions begin by saying to mix the whipped cream with the eggs. THERE'S A CRUCIAL STEP LEFT OUT IN THIS RECIPE. Additionally, these are extremely bland. Some spices desperately need to be added to the crumb mixture. After reading the reviews today, I see that there are a number of things others have done to produce a more tasty zucchini stick. But after doing that...I feel that I now have a different recipe and not this one. I L-O-V-E fried zucchini, but was sorely disappointed in these and will not be making them again.


26 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

An easy recipe for one of the greatest snacks/appetizers ever. My family has made these for years. Two suggestions: 1.) Before dipping zucchini in egg mixture, coat lightly with flour. The egg sticks better. And 2.) To taste the authentic Italian side dish, add a little garlic powder to your batter and after frying, sprinkle with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. Oh, man -- perfection...

Jan 25, 2004

Oooooh sooooo good! Just like you get in restaurants! DEFINENTLY coat zucchini slices with flour before dipping into egg mixture so it sticks and DEFINENTLY sprinkle with salt and pepper and parmesan after frying. Delicious - we even forgot to use any dip, just ate them up as soon as they were cool enough!

Jan 25, 2004

My first time making these, and they are excellent!!! The table cream makes all the difference, but I love garlic, so I added garlic and onion powder, and a couple of sprinkles of italian seasoning. Once finished cooking, I added some grated parmesan cheese all over the top with a little more salt and pepper, and PERFECTION!! I will definitely make this recipe again!! Thanx LaDonna! :)

Jan 25, 2004

These are the best I have ever tasted!!!! The look like resturant style. I served them with a seafood sauce. Wonderful, you have to try them!!

Jan 25, 2004

I marinated my zucchini sticks in italian dressing overnight first and used plain bread crumbs instead. They tasted fabulous, but I had trouble getting the breading to stick once I fried them. Nothing I tried seemed to work. Great dipped in ranch dressing.

Aug 25, 2009

A great way to get rid of extra zucchini! I agree with others who said to dip in flour before the egg mixture. It sticks better that way.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

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

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Low Carb Zucchini Pasta

Gluten-free vegetable noodles made from zucchini.

Cream Cheesy Zucchini

See how to make a creamy, delicious zucchini side dish.

Connie's Zucchini "Crab" Cakes

Discover the secret that makes these crabless cakes taste like the real deal.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States