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crispy fried zucchini

Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini

A quick and easy zucchini side dish or appetizer made with parmesan and panko crumbs.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, fried, panko, parmesan, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini

  • 1 zucchini this recipe is for a 14-16 ounce zucchini
  • 3/4 c panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c parmesan, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c canola oil
  • pepper, to taste

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • salt & pepper, to taste


Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the panko, parmesan, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and dried parsley.

  2. In a different bowl, crack two eggs and whip them so they're combined.

  3. Pour about 1/2-inch of oil in your pan and begin heating it on medium-high.

  4. Trim off the ends of the zucchini. Slice into 1/2-inch thick slices.

  5. Once oil has heated, dip a zucchini slice into the egg, coat it in the parmesan mixture, and then place it into the frying pan.

  6. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

  7. Once done frying, place on paper towels.

Dipping Sauce

  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and water.