Fried Zucchini Recipe

Appetizers · April 20, 2017

Best Fried Zucchini recipe

Today I am sharing another family favorite – our Fried Zucchini Recipe. This one happens to be my favorite appetizer in the whole world! It’s a recipe we have at almost every meal {and I’m not exaggerating – we just love it THAT much}!! We make this at least once a month to go with our family Sunday meals and it’s always gone in minutes. You can serve this in different ways depending on how you cut the zucchini (discs or sticks), but however you make it, it’s sure to be a hit!

I also like to order this dish at restaurants and have decided that Cheesecake Factory and Claim Jumper have my favorite versions of this yummy dish. Have any of you tried this at these places??

Here are some process shots


Fried Zucchini Recipe

The ingredients
How to Fry Zucchini

Dip in milk… then in flour… and back in milk

The BEST Fried Zucchini recipe! So delicious and crunchy!!! The perfect appetizer!!

All ready to fry…
How to make fried zucchini

Don’t those Fried Zucchini look amazing?! Really, though – look not further. This recipe is SO beyond simple and is SO beyond good!!

How to Make Fried Zucchini:

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Fried Zucchini Recipe
  • 1-2 Zucchini
  • 2-3 cups milk
  • Panko Bread Crumbs {Next to Shake n Bake at Grocery Store or you can use regular bread crumbs}
  • 3 cups flour
  • oil
  1. Heat oil to medium heat.
  2. Slice zucchini into several circles. Throw 10-15 slices of zucchini into a bowl of milk.
  3. From there add slices to a gallon bag filled with the flour. Shake around.
  4. Put slices back into the milk and make sure it gets all wet again.
  5. Add slices to a gallon bag filled with Panko crumbs. Shake around.
  6. Fry until golden brown. Repeat process until all the slices are breaded and fried.

We also love this zucchini recipe:

Parmesan Crusted Zucchini

For more yummy appetizers check out:


Fried Zucchini recipe - one of the most delicious side dish recipes you'll ever try. I could eat the whole plate.
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That recipe looks so yummy! I love zucchini, I'll have to try that one. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley J

Thanks for the recipe! I have never tried it! I will try it this week though:)And Applebee's tip- I had no idea! Thanks!!! Maybe I won't make dinner and we will do family night at Applebee's! :)xoxo, Ashley J @ [email protected]

The Allen Family

Love fried zucchini!! Too bad my husband despises it!And SO freakin' awesome you won from BCD!!! LUCKY!!!


Thanks for the zucchini recipe! I've never tried it that way and about this time of year, when our garden is going crazy with zucchini, we'll try it any new way there is. :)Love the video, too. That's a good one!


We have zucchini coming out our ears right now and this is totally going to be on the menu tonight! I made zucchini muffins this morning for breakfast and zucchini creme dessert last night – we love zucchini 🙂

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

I absolutely love fried zucchini, but lately I have been grilling it or just pan frying without the oil. I will have to try the homemade fried ones now thtough:-)

kelsey bang

oh wow! these are my favorite at rubys! I must try and make these ones!!!


Those look so yummy! I’ve had fried pickles before, but never fried zucchini. Something new to try!

    Sharon Mielke

    Wow, you must not be from the South! One of everyone’s all time favorite. It is so easy, so give it a try!


Breaded fried zucchini is our favourite summer dinner. We only eat it once a year, but when we make it, it is all we have for dinner! We have ours with fresh garden tomatoes and lemon wedges.

Emily Woodhouse

I ***LOVE*** this recipe! It is quick, easy, & delicious, too!! I make it as often as my family can stand! 🙂


Very tasty recipe. My son will love it.. Thanks a lot for sharing!

A Lived in Home

I love zucchini so I will be trying this for sure! I would love to have you come join my Get Social Sunday party and show off your awesome blog!


I’ll bet the zucchini get a nice thick coating with the double-dip method you’ve outlined here. I love both fried or grilled zucchini and panko, so this looks really good to me. I make a gluten-free panko by rolling over Rice Chex with a rolling pin.


I love zucchini in all kinds of preparation.. Love love your recipe!!! Thank you Lil’

    Lil' Luna

    Same. Zucchini is my favorite!! So glad you like the recipe. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


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Very nice! Made these tonight and they were great.

    Lil' Luna

    SO glad you liked them! It’s my all-time favorite side for any meal. 🙂


Made this tonight using breadcrumbs because I didn’t have panko. Came out crispy and yummy! So easy too!I served it with ranch dip. My picky son liked it (even without the ranch dip). Thank you!

    Lil' Luna

    YAY! So glad you loved it. We use bread crumbs too if we’re out of Panko – always a hit!!


I made these tonight and couldnt wait to see how they tasted. I was so disappointed and i ruined my zucchini from my garden. It was pretty but had no flavor at all, i ended up throwing them away. Oh well, thanks anyways. The one thing about this recipe is i tried something new and thats always a good thing. I am glad others enjoyed it so much.

Dawn Surridge

Definately going to try this,yummy !!!


This was simple and delicious! I had large zucchini rounds (4″ round) and the breading stuck well and tasted amazing! I salted as I took out of pan to cool and made a spicy aoili for dipping.

    Lil' Luna

    I am so glad you liked it! It’s our favorite go-to recipe! Thank you!

Kitty Bennett

Does anyone have a recipe for zucchini squares? It was in a little cookbook long ago from bisquick.I can’t find it,and we love it. Thanks in advance.


OMG, these were so easy to make and better than any restaurant that I’ve had these at. TY for this recipe because this is how I’m going to prepare my husband’s fried green tomatoes..

    Lil' Luna

    I am glad you think that! It’s our fav! Thank you 🙂

patty ann barrett

The fried zucchini recipe was delicious.

Food Fryer Guide

Wow, thank you for the recipe. It looks so delicious. I will try to make this dish with my air fryer.

    Lil' Luna

    It’s our favorite!! Let me know what you think 🙂 Thank you!


Instead of frying in oil, could these be cooked in an Airfrier?

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t tried, but I bet they would! Let me know, if you try 🙂 Thank you!


Has anyone ever tried to BAKE these?

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