Turn your fresh zucchini into a great appetizer using breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Excellent served hot, but equally delicious prepared ahead of time and served at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix bread crumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, parsley, and black pepper in a bowl. Dip zucchini slices into eggs, then press into bread crumb mixture, shaking off excess. Place the breaded zucchini onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry breaded zucchini in hot oil in batches until golden brown, about 3 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and salt.

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 will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 11.4g 4% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 68.7mg 23% DV; sodium 350.2mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2012
I thought this was a great recipe as is. I have never fried Zucchini before. I did double the recipe because the zucchini I had was huge. Will make again Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/26/2012
Just wasn't as good as I had hoped. Read More
(4)
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2012
I thought this was a great recipe as is. I have never fried Zucchini before. I did double the recipe because the zucchini I had was huge. Will make again Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2012
This was VERY yummy. I used crushed butter cracher crumbs because I didnt have bread crumbs at the time. Big hit even my 3 yr old twins gobbled them down:) We also used diffrent kinds of squash not just zucchini...was awonderful going to use this one again! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2012
Extremely Taste-y! I substituted 2 tablespoons of olive oil instead of the vegetable oil. And I used Fat Free Parm Cheese instead for health reasons. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2012
Yummy, yummy! I put the eggs in one plastic bag and the bread crumb mixture in another. Less mess, less to wash. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2012
My good friend grows enormous zucchini every year and this year she gave me one that was sixteen inches long and 5.5 pounds. I sliced it lengthwise and cleaned out the the seeds which were the size of pumpkin seeds. (I should have roasted the seeds but didn't. I found this recipe since I had so much left over after I made 2 large loaves, 2 mini loaves. I actually omitted the parmesan and replaced it with panko bread crumbs. I finished them off by sprinkling themimmediately with my homemade cajun /old bay seasoning: Cajun seasoning 1 T coarsely cracked whole black pepper. 2 teasopoons sweet paprika. 1 teaspoon dry mustard. 1 teaspoon garlic powder. 1/2 dried sage. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne I added salt to taste as well My family loved it!!!! Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2012
I cut mine into coins and fried 2 mins. on each side. The taste was just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2012
This was EXCELLENT. Its the first time my fried zucchini came out PERFECT. The batter stayed on the zucchine slices and the taste was wonderful. Thank you! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2012
This was delicious. I had no problems with the coating sticking to the zucchini, the whole batch turned out perfectly. The Italian flavor was nice, I will probably experiment with other seasonings to switch things up this zucchini season, but this base recipe needs no changes. Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
This is a tasty recipe and is excellent for using up extra zucchini from the garden. My husband made a yummy mustard dipping sauce for these by mixing Tbls horseradish mustard, 3 Tbls mayo, 1 Tbls regular yellow mustard, 1 tea. habanero hot sauce. Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/26/2012
Just wasn't as good as I had hoped. Read More
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