You Won’t Believe How Good This Pan Fried Zucchini Recipe Is!

Do you want to prepare a tasty and nutritious dish without spending a lot? I have the perfect recipe for you! Here is a budget-friendly crispy pan fried zucchini recipe that is both easy and delicious. Even kids will enjoy it.

This Pan Fried Zucchini Is Crispy, Juicy and Delicious

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If you’ve never tried zucchini before, pan-frying is a great way to start. It’s simple and brings out a fantastic flavor. The zucchini itself is mild, so the golden, crispy edges from frying with a bit of Parmesan and spices like paprika or garlic really make it pop.

It’s not just the taste—there’s something about the crunch when you bite into it, while the inside stays soft and slightly juicy. It’s easy to make and goes well with almost any meal, or just on its own as a tasty snack.

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Pan Fried Zucchini Recipe? Yes, and It’s Delicious!

Recipe by Jen Evansy
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Course: Sides, AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Savor the simple joy of pan-fried Zucchini – fresh zucchini slices, seasoned to perfection, and crisped to golden-brown perfection in the pan.

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  • 2 cup (about 400g) fresh zucchini

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup (100g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs

  • 1 teaspoon Red paprika powder

  • 1 cup (about 120g) Breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup (about 60g) All-purpose flour

  • Cooking oil for shallow frying

  • Dip:
  • 2 cloves Garlic

  • 3 Gherkins

  • 1 Boiled egg

  • Handful of fresh dill

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream


  • Prepare Zucchini: Begin by preparing the zucchini. Trim both ends and slice them lengthwise into even slices.slicing of Zucchini
  • Season with Salt and Pepper: Spread the zucchini slices on a cutting board and season both sides with salt and pepper.Season with salt and pepper
  • Preparation of Egg Mixture: In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until well-mixed. Add grated Parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, and red paprika powder. Mix thoroughly.preparing of egg mixture
  • Breadcrumb Coating Preparation: In a shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs and all-purpose flour.Breadcrumps preparation for Fried Zacchini
  • Oil Heating: Heat cooking oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.heating oil for pan fried zucchini
  • Coating Zucchini Slices: Roll each zucchini slice in the breadcrumb mixture until fully coated.Coating Zucchini Slices
  • Coating in Egg and Cheese Mixture: Dip the coated zucchini slice into the egg and cheese mixture, ensuring full coverage.Coating Zucchini in Egg and Cheese Mixture
  • Frying the Zucchini Slices: Carefully place the coated zucchini slices in the hot oil and fry for 4 to 5 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Repeat until all slices are cooked.
    Frying the Zucchini Slices
  • Serve: Serve the crispy fried zucchini with the creamy dip.Homemade Pan Fried Zucchini
  • For the Dip:
  • Crush Garlic and Grate Ingredients: Crush garlic cloves. Grate the gherkins and boiled egg using a medium grater.Crush garlic and Grate Ingredients
  • Chop Fresh Dill: Chop fresh dill finely.Chop Dill
  • Mix Dip Ingredients: mix ingredients

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  • Choosing the right zucchini: Choose zucchini that are firm and heavy with smooth, vibrant green skin.
  • Slicing zucchini: Slice the zucchini evenly to ensure they cook uniformly.
  • Dipping preparation tip: The dip can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until serving.
  • Dipping sauce choice: Experiment with different dipping sauces for variety.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 4
  • Calories: 390kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 16g

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Questions or Want to Share Your Experience?

Do you have any questions about making those crispy pan-fried zucchini? Or maybe you want to share how yours turned out? Drop a comment here on the blog or on YouTube, and let’s chat! I cannot wait to hear from you and help out however we can! Jen.

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About Jen Evansy

Nutritionist, researcher, avid home cook, and writer interested in everything nutrition and food-related. Striving to inform, encourage, and inspire all the readers to make healthy and informed choices when it comes to cooking, food, diet, and nutrition.