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If your garden is producing more zucchini than you can eat, I have some good news for you. Fried zucchini is absolutely divine! Oh…. the flavor! One of my favorite ways to eat this overproductive vegetable. I just picked 3 more golden zucchini from the garden today and I’m in the mood for crispy fried zucchini. So, I went on a hunt for fried zucchini recipes to find a new favorite. I’m sharing my findings with you, so you can enjoy them too!
You can always use what you have on hand in your kitchen drawers: a plain old knife and an old frying pan, etc.
But if you plant zucchini every year, and will be making all these fried zucchini recipes, you might as well make your life easier. Here are the tools that will make your life easiest when cooking zucchini.
mandoline slicer – use this for perfectly sliced zucchini “coins” for frying. The mandoline slicer is also helpful for making zucchini strips (for making delicous appetizers).
fryer – I prefer a good air fryer (like this one) to make the fries healthier
get a spiralizer: I promise it’ll pay you back 10 times or more. Curly zucchini fries anyone? YUM!
foor processor – for shredding your zucchini when you make fritter. I’ve had mine for serveral years and it saved my muscles many times. They no longer sell the model I have, but this one is very similar.
That’s about it. You’re now ready to make fried zucchini chips, fritters, and curly fries. If you haven’t tried these, you must (I’ll share my recipe in a few days).
Drool Worthy Fried Zucchini Recipes
Please don't let the abundance of zucchini from your garden turn you off to this delicious vegetable. I promise you, once you try fried zucchini, you'll want more!
If you want the crispiest, crunchiest, most delicious treat, make this curly zucchini fries recipe. YUM! You'll be surprised at how fast these fries disappear. Just try it! I promise you won't be disappointed.
Try this 5 ingredients shredded zucchini recipe is a healthy and easy side dish and only 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points! Sautéed with garlic and dill, using low-fat (light) feta, it's a delicious, gluten-free, and low-calorie veggie dish that can be made in 20 minutes! Bonus: It's also keto-friendly!
Cheesy Zucchini Fritters have crispy edges, tender insides and make a great snack or side dish to your lunch or dinner. Kids and adults love these nutritious fritters that can be customized to fit anyone’s tastes.
Zucchini Blossom Fritters are a delightful savory snack for summer months. This gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and nut free fritters recipe is delicious and easy. The recipe includes deep frying as well as air-frying or baking instructions.