Kelli's Fried Green Zucchini


Just like fried green tomatoes, but with zucchini instead.

Prep Time:
17 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup prepared spaghetti sauce, heated (Optional)


  1. Mix together the seasoned bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, and garlic salt in a shallow bowl. Beat the eggs in a second shallow bowl.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the oil is rippling, but not smoking.

  3. Dip the zucchini slices into the beaten egg, then into the crumbs, and place in the skillet in a single layer. Fry the zucchini slices until golden brown, about 3 minutes, then flip them over and fry until the slices are cooked through and golden brown on the other side. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the slices, and cook the slices 1 to 2 more minutes to allow the cheese to melt.

  4. To serve, spoon hot spaghetti sauce onto plates, and top with fried zucchini slices and melted cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
29g Fat
22g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 1341mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 394mg 30%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 433mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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