We have always enjoyed fried zucchini so when I saw the clever way to spiral cut them, I thought why not deep fry them like onion strings. I did and they were a hit! Sprinkle with Old Bay® to make this a perfect side dish for seafood. They can also be served as an appetizer with your favorite dip. The zucchini may be cut into chips if you do not have a spiral slicer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl; pour into a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Whisk flour and cornstarch together in another bowl; pour into a separate gallon-size resealable plastic bag.

  • Place zucchini spirals into milk mixture, seal the bag, and turn to coat spirals completely. Transfer zucchini to flour mixture, seal the bag, and shake gently to coat completely. Remove spirals from flour mixture and shake gently to remove any excess flour.

  • Working in batches, cook zucchini spirals in the preheated oil until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer zucchini to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Sprinkle seafood season over cooked zucchini spirals.

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. 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

524 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 42.6g 14% DV; fat 36.2g 56% DV; cholesterol 93.6mg 31% DV; sodium 322.4mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2015
PERFECT! I have been wanting to make these for a while, but I did not have spiral cutter...I FINALLY got one last week, and this recipe was the first one that I thought to make, lol. The coating is so nice, light and crispy...The kids LOVED the spiral shapes too! LOVED the addition of the Old Bay seasoning at the end...a definite keeper and ANOTHER winning recipe from you, SHORECOOK, Thank You!!!!! :) Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2015
PERFECT! I have been wanting to make these for a while, but I did not have spiral cutter...I FINALLY got one last week, and this recipe was the first one that I thought to make, lol. The coating is so nice, light and crispy...The kids LOVED the spiral shapes too! LOVED the addition of the Old Bay seasoning at the end...a definite keeper and ANOTHER winning recipe from you, SHORECOOK, Thank You!!!!! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2015
I finally treated myself to a spiral vegetable slicer, & wondered when on Earth I'd need it! Well, I saw this recipe on another reci"peeps" site, and I decided to try it. You made it so easy, I did zuuks, mushrooms, and some sweet onion rings! I'm stuffed, they were so great!!! And my friends say they are too!! We all gave the recipe AND method a FIVE star rating!!! Shorecook, you're a genius!!! Thanks for posting!!! Blessings!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2015
We have a medium-sized Fry Daddy big enough for the two of us. We learned not to crowd the zucchini spirals or they'll clump together. No need to tweak this recipe is spot on with the ingredients and method. Thank you Shorecook for a winning recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2015
I'm the submitter of this recipe and I would like to add that this recipe makes for a crunchy zucchini. Thank you to all who try my recipe and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2019
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2019
Modification: No spiralizer we cut z. into "fries " about 3" long and 1/4-1/2" thick (finger sized). Doubled the recipe due to size of z. Used 1T season salt from a local bbq place in lieu of Old Bay and 1t. smoked paprika. They need more like 4-5 min in the fryer and as I finished each batch I moved them into a 350 oven to hold. Served with honey mustard dressing for the kids and they were a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2020
We thought it was a little on the blah side! So I would recommend adding salt, maybe some garlic, and/or Cajon seasoning. And I would add all this to my flour mixture. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2020
Perfect Recipe! The mixtures are exactly the right amount and the zucchini fry up nicely. I have tried two different thickness for the spirals and liked them both. I do fry for a little longer than the recipe says, for we like them to be on the crunchy side. I love the old bay seasoning but I think I will try some Cajun seasoning next time to change things up a bit. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2015
I used squash and zucchini cut into slices. They tasted great although I would like them to brown better. I deep fried them and I would like to have a liquid breading recipe for deep frying. Read More
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