Quick Fried Zucchini

September 11, 2011


Being a southerner, I’ll eat pretty much anything fried. In fact, I like most things fried up crispy with a nice greasy sheen. Especially vegetables. And this zucchini was not able to escape my fry pan.

Thank you to my coworker, Janee, who gave me this recipe. She swears it Syrian but I say it’s southern through and through. Or maybe it’s both?  Either way it’s tasty, an easy appetizer for a dinner party or a lazy day snack.


1 zucchini


1/2 cup flour or cornmeal (cornmeal makes a super crispy crust)


Directions: Slice the zucchini into thin coins.


Sprinkle with salt to pull the water out of the middle.


Like tasty little rain drops. These will help the flour stick.


Dip the zucchini coins into the flour, lightly coating each coin.


In a heavy skillet, pour enough oil to coat the bottom (about a quarter of an inch). Heat until the oil pops, then add the zucchini.


Fry each side until brown and crispy. Transfer the coins to a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.


You shouldn’t need more salt, but add it if you like. Serve the zucchini coins plain or with your favorite dipping sauce. Some zesty ranch sounds like a good idea. Yum.


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Barbs July 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

These are delicious!. Grandma used to make them! I loved them then and I still love them ow!

Janee May 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’m so glad you love them – yours look like they came out perfectly! I should make some tonite as an appetizer. . .

Katie @ BloomEveryday September 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I myself am a Vegetarian and I love finding new ways to prepare veggies. These look awesome! They’d be great on their own or in a lasagna – mmm!

Rachel @ the Avid Appetite September 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

these look fantastic! my husband would adore this for game day…perhaps this Sunday I’ll give them a try!

Erin September 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm

These look great! I love fried vegetables so much…when I was younger it was about the only way I would eat vegetables without complaining!

Aparna E. September 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

Sounds like a quick, delicious appetizer or side item! I love fried zucchini. Genius to do medallions instead of spears!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 11, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Ah, the things we will fry. Did you see my post about all the fair foods? Craziness. All we need now is for Waffle House to fry a chocolate chip waffle. Cheers to being Southern.

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