Crispy Fried Zucchini

Crispy fried zucchini slices

Recipe for delicious and simple fried zucchini. Want a meat-free dinner? Want to smuggle more vegetables to your kids? Do you have a large supply of zucchini and you don’t know what to do with it? Just cut into slices, bread and fry.

Read the exact recipe below and watch the video tutorial. The veggie nuggets are tender and perfect for a quick summer dinner. My trick to make it not soaked in fat – salt and get rid of excess water!
This method is also used to get rid of bitterness and water from eggplants. You can also make these cutlets from them.

Crispy fried zucchini slices

A deliciously simple and quick zucchini dinner. Fancy making vege nuggets? Check out how to make delicious breaded zucchini cutlets from my recipe.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Drying 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Polish
Servings 4 portions
Calories 122 kcal

Crispy fried zucchini Recipe


  • 1 zucchini
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • oil (for frying)


  • Wash 1 medium zucchini and cut into slices (about 1 cm thick). You don't have to peel it. Spread the sliced zucchini on kitchen paper. Salt both sides and cover with kitchen paper and leave for 20 minutes. This will get rid of excess water from the zucchini.
    1 zucchini, salt
  • Pat the zucchini dry with kitchen paper. Bread like cutlets. Put the flour, egg and breadcrumbs in 3 deep plates. Add pepper and paprika to the flour. Mix. Coat zucchini slices first in seasoned flour, then dip in beaten egg and then roll in breadcrumbs.
    3 tbsp flour, 1 egg, 3 tbsp breadcrumbs, pepper, 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • Fry the breaded cutlets in hot oil on both sides until golden brown. Place the fried zucchini on a paper towel to get rid of excess fat. Enjoy your meal.


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Serving: 100gCalories: 122kcal (6%)Carbohydrates: 12g (4%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 7g (11%)Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)Trans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 47mg (16%)Sodium: 87mg (4%)Potassium: 178mg (5%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 412IU (8%)Vitamin C: 9mg (11%)Vitamin D: 0µg (2%)Vitamin E: 1mg (7%)Vitamin K: 7µg (7%)Calcium: 31mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (6%)Manganese: 0mg (10%)Magnesium: 16mg (4%)Zinc: 1mg (3%)Folic Acid: 15µg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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