Fried Zucchini

Total Time

Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 25 min.


15 dozen

Updated: Apr. 24, 2023
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  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut zucchini into 1/8-in.-thick coins. Place eggs in a shallow bowl and cornmeal in another; dip zucchini into the egg and then coat with cornmeal.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. In batches, place zucchini in oil. Fry over medium heat until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Flip each piece, fry until golden brown, 1-2 minutes longer.
  3. Sprinkle hot zucchini with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Fried Zucchini Tips

What else can you use to bread fried zucchini?

Instead of cornmeal, swap in seasoned, dried bread crumbs, panko or try to make your own breadcrumbs!

How else can you make fried zucchini?

If you love easy air-fryer recipes, try making fried zucchini in your air fryer. Preheat air fryer to 375°F. Arrange the zucchini coins in a single layer in a greased air-fryer basket, spritz with cooking spray and cook until lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Turn each piece, then cook 3-5 minutes longer. Or, bake in the oven at 400° on a greased baking sheet until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes, turning once.

What can you serve with fried zucchini?

Serve fried zucchini with your favorite dipping sauce like marinara, aioli, salsa or homemade ranch dressing.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 6 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.