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

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a heavy saucepan or deep fryer, preheat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a blender, mix the eggs, whipped cream, pepper and salt. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.

  • Slice the zucchini into pieces 2 to 3 inches long. Dip the pieces into the egg mixture, then coat them with the bread crumbs.

  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts

103.7 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 3.6g 1% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 34.4mg 12% DV; sodium 105.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2005
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. Read More
(60)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2005
Added some additional seasoning and instead of cutting into sticks I just sliced the zucchini. Never tried the ranch dressing maybe will next time. Overall I liked but my kids didn't care for them. Read More
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