Monday, July 13, 2009

Fried Zucchini

I'm probably crazy for even posting this one. I'm sure everyone knows how to make fried zucchini. This is a tried-and-true favorite my grandma taught my mom who taught me... and you never know, there may be at least one person who has never had fried zucchini and gets inspired to make it (if this is you I'm describing you must try this immediately!) I got my very first zucchini out of the garden and my husband couldn't wait for me to fry him up some. I can't think of very many things better than the first batch of fried zucchini of the year. It melts in your mouth.... while clogging your arteries, but that's beside the point! I also have an amazing zucchini bread recipe I will be sharing with you very soon. This bread's so good my grandma even asked for the recipe :)

FRIED ZUCCHINI
1 small - medium zucchini thinly sliced
3 eggs slightly beaten
2 cups flour seasoned to taste with salt and pepper
oil

Fill skillet with 1/4 inch of oil. Heat to about 350. While oil is heating dip your zucchini slices in eggs and then into flour. Shake off excess flour and place in hot oil. Brown lightly on one side (3-5 minutes) and then flip and lightly brown the other side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with a little salt while they are still hot. Enjoy!

24 comments:

Melody said...

I'm glad you posted this, because it reminded me that it has been way too long since I made these. I'll bake mine though, cause I'm trying to be a good girl! But I'll be wishing they were fried with every bite I take!

Jenna said...

I love fried zucchini!!!! But I'm one of those random ones who's never actually made it homemade before...I'll definitely be trying this one. Yum!

Lynda said...

I love this and was raised on fried zucchini- in fact I didn't know there was another way to eat the squash for years! :)Yum!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Yum Yum is all I can say!!

Denise said...

You are not crazy. I love fried zucchini and have actually never made it at home and now I can thanks to you!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

Love any type of fried veggie and zucchini is a favorite. Love it with ranch dressing to dip into.

icook said...

I love fried zucchini- good post!!

Krista said...

I'm with you. Fried is one of my favorite ways to eat zucchini. My mom and grandma made it just like this too. Maybe I should fry some up for dinner tonight. I've got about 6 zucchini chillin' in my fridge.

Yours looks so perfectly fried!

finsmom said...

I love love love zuchinni, and this sounds like a fantastic way to serve it! Thanks for sharing!

Chicago Mom said...

I must admit I am not a big fan of zucchini, but this sounds good! I will definitely be trying this.

Snow White said...

delicious!! I love fried zucchini and eggplant (oh, and cauliflower too!)

Stephanie said...

"There may be at least one person who has never had fried zucchini and gets inspired to make it" - That's me! Next time we get hold of some zucchini, I know what I want to do with it. :-)

teresa said...

You know, there is actually a chance that I have not ever had fried zucchini before. It's high time to remedy that! I'm glad you posted this!

Sila Lumenn said...

Yum! We love fried zucchini; I made some last week. I like to dredge mine in cornmeal instead of eggs and flour.

Willoughby said...

That looks good! Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, but no one else in my house will eat it. Oh well, more for me, I guess!!

jjnhubbs said...

Yay for fried zucchini!! I'm really looking forward to your zucchini bread recipe too! My mom rents a garden plot out at SFCC every year. Last night she called looking for zucchini recipes because she had just picked 47 pounds of zucchini and cucumbers!! 47 pounds! I'm going to email her the link to your site so she can be on the lookout for the bread recipe!

Katy ~ said...

Fried zucchini is good! And there are plenty of folks who don't know how to do it, and they will be glad that you were thoughtful enough to post your delicious recipe.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ok I admit I've had them before but have never made them! So I thank you for a new yummy recipe :)

Delectable Dining said...

These look great! I might have to make them tonight!

Rebekah said...

I have never had fried zucchini....and never even known someone who makes it, so don't feel bad posting this! (I do LOVE fried pickles, though....but haven't made those either.) I'll have to try this sometime!

Jamie said...

Ok, don't laugh....I've never made fried zucchini. I really like zucchini but I normally saute or grill it. I made a note of this recipe. I will be trying it soon. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

I've never made fried zucchini, but it's one of my FAVORITE "fair foods"!

Lisa B. said...

I am the same as alot of others here, I was raised on fried zucchini, okra and green tomatoes. YUMMY!

Barb M. said...

We love fried zukes! Except instead of the flour we use italian seasoned bread crumbs - YUMMMMMMM!