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Fried zucchini with fresh marinara

Fried Zucchini with Fresh Marinara

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: Fried, Zucchini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 396kcal
Fried zucchini with fresh marinara is enough to win awards. Easy to make, and simply incredible in flavor. A true show-stopper!
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  • 2 large zucchinis partially peeled. Cut in half, seeded. Cut into 1/8 inch strips.
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs in a large bowl.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs.
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Parmesan cheese for shaving
  • Fresh marinara sauce for dipping


  • Pre-heat the oil in your deep fryer, or in a large heavy skillet, to 350F
  • Set up 3 bowls. One with a mixture of breads crumbs, Panko and salt. The other with egg and milk combined.
  • Dip the zucchini pieces in the egg/milk mixture.
  • Dredge the dipped zucchini into the dry bread crumb mixture.
  • Gently add to the fryer, cook until golden. About 3 to 4 minutes total. Do this in batches.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Shave Parmesan cheese onto the fried zucchini
  • Serve with homemade marinara. (can be made at least 3 to 4 days ahead.


Calories: 396kcal