Fried Zucchini with Fresh Marinara
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Fried zucchini with fresh marinara is enough to win awards. Easy to make, and simply incredible in flavor. A true show-stopper!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Serves: 8
  • 2 large zucchinis, partially peeled. Cut in half, seeded. Cut into ⅛ inch strips.
  • 1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs in a large bowl.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of Panko bread crumbs.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Oil for frying
  • Parmesan cheese, for shaving
  • Fresh marinara sauce, for dipping
  1. Pre-heat the oil in your deep fryer, or in a large heavy skillet, to 350F
  2. Set up 3 bowls. One with a mixture of breads crumbs, Panko and salt. The other with egg and milk combined.
  3. Dip the zucchini pieces in the egg/milk mixture.
  4. Dredge the dipped zucchini into the dry bread crumb mixture.
  5. Gently add to the fryer, cook until golden. About 3 to 4 minutes total. Do this in batches.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Shave Parmesan cheese onto the fried zucchini
  8. Serve with homemade marinara. (can be made at least 3 to 4 days ahead.
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