Fried Zucchini Slices

fried zucchini slicesI tried, but I could not wait any longer for my zucchini to grow big enough. I bought one from the local farm stand instead :) I have been craving Fried Zucchini! It’s a summer treat!

This recipe is pretty darn good! I adapted from one I found on (my go-to place for recipe searches). If you have extra zucchini you should definitely try some, get the kids involved! We like ours dipped in ranch dressing, but any kind of dip would do. If I had thought of it ahead of time, I would have made some Dill Dip to try with them!

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Fried Zucchini Slices
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Fresh zucchini is sliced, dredged in seasoned flour and cornmeal mixture then fried to a crispy golden color. Let the kids dip them in ranch!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6 - 8
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • ¾ c all purpose flour
  • ¼ c yellow cornmeal
  • salt & pepper
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • 1 lg egg
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • ¼ c olive oil & ½ c canola oil for frying
  1. In pie plate mix egg and milk well.
  2. In another pie plate mix together flour, cornmeal and seasonings to taste.
  3. Dip zucchini slices into egg wash, coat with flour mixture, tapping to remove excess. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add zucchini to oil in batches, taking care not to crowd (6 slices fit perfectly into my pan).
  5. Fry until golden on one side, flip carefully and cook until evenly browned and zucchini is just tender when pierced with a fork.
  6. Drain on paper towels or brown paper.
  7. Salt and eat!

p.s. don’t burn your tongue like I always do, and in fact did, several times :)

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  1. 1
    crochet lady says

    That looks really great! We had zucchini and yellow summer squash for supper today, our first picking.

  2. 2
    Henrietta says

    Thanks, it was tasty :) How lucky you are to have your squash ready! We planted late so have to keep waiting for ours.

  3. 3
    Leslie M. says

    This looks so Delish!! I would scarf this up!!! I am such a Veggie Person.. but of course We all know this!!! I would love to Borrow this for my Blog!!! I would soooo give you all the credit!!! Would you give me permission to do that!!! My Readers would LOVE this!!!

    Thanks for this Delish Recipe!!
    I can see this is Zucchini parmesan too!!!!!

  4. 4
    lisa brown says

    I love zucchini, and it’s even better when the zucchini comes right out of the garden. Thank you for sharing, I love recipes.

  5. 5

    I love fried anything :). I have a zucchini waiting on me now saying fry me please. Tonight I fried Ichaban eggplant just like this. It was wonderful.


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