Fried Zucchini Recipe (VIDEO)

Fried Zucchini Recipe is such a great recipe for any time of year. Zucchini slices fried in a Parmesan breading, with a garlic mayo spread and topped with tomato slices and cheese. Perfect for parties and when trying to serve as a finger food. So easy!

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Fried zucchini recipe

Fried zucchini with fresh tomatoes, cheese and a garlic mayo spread. These appetizers are such a great idea for parties. They make for perfect Hors d’oeuvre when you are trying to serve finger foods at a party you may be hosting. Not only are these zucchini fries really easy to make, they are beautiful individual bite-sized appetizers that aren’t messy and so beautiful when served.

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How to make fried zucchini

just love this easy fried zucchini recipe. These easy, fried zucchini bites are so quick to make, you really can’t go wrong when preparing it. The zucchini slices may be fried in advance and refrigerated covered. Then, just add the garlic mayo spread and fresh tomatoes. Be sure the fried zucchini slices cool completely before adding toppings. They are best if served cold. 

Fried Zucchini and Tomato, up close.

How to bread zucchini for frying-

There are many different options for how to bread zucchini for frying. You can just drip the zucchini in breadcrumbs, or a combination of Panko crumbs with flour. However, I like to do it a little different. Coating the zucchini slices into the flour first, then the egg mixture and then the Parmesan breadcrumbs will be the perfect breading.

Step by step on how to make Fried Zucchini and Tomato.

Can I substitute the mayonnaise? 

Vegan mayo may be substituted for the mayonnaise.  You can use a combination of room temp cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream as the spread. Still so good!

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Fried Zucchini Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Easy recipe for fried zucchini with a garlic mayo cheese spread topped with tomatoes and shredded cheese. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 119 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
Ingredients
  • 1 large zucchini (2 small)
1st Bowl
  • 3 Tbsp flour
2nd Bowl
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tsp half and half
3rd Bowl
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Lawry's seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
Garlic Mayo Mixture
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (Colby or Mozzarella)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-4 tomatoes, sliced
  • oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Slice your zucchini into about 1/2” thick slices. 

  2. Combine the ingredients for bowl 1, bowl 2, and bowl 3.

  3. Take a slice of zucchini, coat with flour in the first bowl. Then, dredge in the second bowl. Finally, coat with the ingredients in the third bowl.

  4. Add enough oil to a skillet to cover the bottom of the pan. Once oil, fry zucchini slices on med/high heat until each side is crispy (about 3 minutes on each side).

  5. Transfer fried zucchini slices onto a plate lined with a few paper towels. 

  6. Set aside for the zucchini to cool completely.

  7. In a bowl combine the mayo, shredded cheese, garlic cloves, salt and pepper.

  8. Once zucchini slices have cooled, spread mayo mixture. Then, top with a few slices of tomatoes

Nutrition Facts
Fried Zucchini Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 177mg 7%
Potassium 103mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Vitamin C 6.7%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 6 Comments
  • Victoriya 08/20/2018, 9:33 pm

    These were super good! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 08/21/2018, 11:25 am

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Victoriya. Thanks for sharing in the feedback. 🙂

  • Yelena 08/01/2018, 2:03 pm

    I was just trying to come up with something to make with the big zucchini in my fridge- and then come across this on your site!
    Can’t wait to try it, thank you!!

    • admin 08/01/2018, 8:38 pm

      Yelena,
      I hope you tried these and LOVE them as much as we do. 🙂 🙂
      Thanks so much for visiting our online home.

  • Dana 08/09/2017, 7:32 pm

    So good!!!! Thanks!!!!

    • admin 08/11/2017, 12:45 pm

      Awesome Dana,
      Thaks so much for the wonderful feedback! <3

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