Fried Zucchini

Fried Zucchini


"Fresh zucchini coated with yellow cornmeal and fried in olive oil. A variation is to add sliced onions at the beginning. Any leftovers reheat well in the microwave."


45 m servings 112 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Wash and dry the zucchini. Trim off ends, then slice zucchini into 1/8 inch thick rounds. Place cornmeal in a medium bowl, and toss in zucchini slices, mixing thoroughly to coat.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place all of the zucchini pieces into the hot oil and fry over medium heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Watch zucchini closely, adding more oil if it begins to brown too quickly. When it is golden brown on one side, flip it over to brown on other side. It will clump together as it cooks, that is what you want.
  3. When zucchini is evenly browned, turn heat down to low and cover pan with a lid. Allow it to steam until zucchini is slightly tender. Turn zucchini, replace lid, and steam until soft. Remove lid and turn heat back up to medium-high. Fry on both sides until crisp. Serve hot.
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  1. 55 Ratings


Be sure to dip the zucchini in an egg & milk mixture first. I've been frying them for years and it works well to hold the coating on.

It does not work real well with cornmeal. You must use cornflake crumbs. Dip the zucchini slices in an egg/milk mix, cover with cornflake crumbs and then fry. This is the right way to do it. Tru...

Very healthy excellent taste. I found if zucchini is rinsed and wet the cornmeal sticks much better.

I tried this and was pleasantly surprised. I took the suggestion of another reviewer and used a "wash" with milk first before dipping the zucchini in the cornmeal. I also added flour to the corn...

I'm only giving this four stars because the proportions are off on ingredients and I think that the preparation of these could be improved upon. My mom has been making this for years but we alw...

VERY good! I highly recommend! The BEST fried zucchini I have had in a long time! My husband asked when I was going to make it again!

Not a success. The cornmeal doesn't adhere and is very gritty all by itself on the zucchini. I enjoyed a recipe that used seasoned breadcrumbs as the breading and an egg wash dunk to get the bre...

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

I really loved this very simple recipe. It didn't take as long as it said it would, but I cooked the Zucchini on medium high heat.