Fried Zucchini Sticks


Making these fried zucchini sticks is one of our favorite ways to use the ton of zucchini our garden produces each summer. Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 3-inch sticks


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

  2. Whisk buttermilk and eggs together in a shallow dish. Mix flour, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, baking powder, and salt together in another shallow dish.

  3. Dip zucchini sticks into egg mixture; roll in bread crumbs to coat. Dip in egg mixture again; roll again in bread crumbs.

  4. Fry breaded zucchini sticks in batches in the hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain on a large plate lined with paper towels.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of 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 specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
17g Fat
48g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 570mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 219mg 17%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 350mg 7%

* 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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