Friday, August 20, 2010

Fried Zucchini

I love, no really, I LOVE fried zucchini, matter of fact anytime we go to a restaurant that serves it as an appetizer, that is what I get.

Fried Zucchini 2

I don't make it because, well, I just have never thought of making it at home, and now I wish I had tried it a long time ago. It's so good, so easy and so

Fried Zucchini 3

Neely's Fried Zucchini


* Peanut oil, for frying
* 3 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
* 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
* 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 3 eggs, lightly beaten
* 1/4 cup water
* Ranch dressing, for dipping

Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Measure flour into a pie plate. In another pie plate combine panko, Parmesan, parsley, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper, to taste. In a third plate add eggs and water. Dredge the zucchini in the flour, followed by the egg and finally in the panko.

Fried Zucchini 1

Working in batches, place the breaded zucchini slices in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined sheet tray and immediately season with salt and pepper.

Fried Zucchini 4


  1. Yummy!! I think we need to try this with all the zucchini we have been getting!!

  2. I do this a lot, but I bake them. Delicious! We even had them tonight.

  3. Love, Love, LOVE friend zucchini!!

  4. OOOOO...and some marniara sauce to dip it in! This would be wonderful.

  5. Being from the south this is a summer time staple ....Mmmmmm good!

  6. This looks delicious and I definitely will be trying it! I'm a new follower and happy to find your great blog! I will enjoy looking around now!