Pan Fried Zucchini – Alternative To Zucchini Fries

by Mar

Zucchini fries are loved by everybody. But did you ever tried pan fried zucchini? It’s a quick and easy recipe that we’re making when we want to eat something easy, vegan, especially in the summer. It really is a great side-dish that goes with virtually everything.

fried zucchini recipe

fried zucchini recipe

These fried zucchini slices are so easy to make and the garlic dressing is making them so tasteful that they’re rapidly disappearing from the plate. They are not meant to cool off, anyway – they are best served right away, while still warm.

Zucchini are good for our health, they can be cooked in a variety of ways and served as a side-dish or a vegan meal on their own. This pan fried method is not so much on the healthy side between cooking methods, but hey!  Meals have to taste good and we should indulge in savoring deliciousness from time to time, shouldn’t we?

So, what do we need for these fried zucchini?


🥚 Ingredients For This Fried Zucchini Recipe

fried zucchini ingredients

fried zucchini ingredients

  • Zucchini (fresh, medium sized)
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Some parsley or dill to garnish
  • Garlic (go for the full flavor)
  • Cooking oil

That’s it! Let’s make this recipe now.


🥒 How To Make Fried Zucchini Recipe

1️ Step one: Prepare zucchini

Wash and dry the zucchini and trim the ends. Slice them into medallions, about ½” each. Try to cut them all equally. Put them into a strainer, salt them and let them rest for about 10 minutes.

how to make fried zucchini

coat the zucchini medallions

2️ Step two: Prepare the coating

Beat the eggs into a bawl with salt and pepper. Put the flour on a plate. Pat dry the zucchini slices and dredge them in flour, then dip them into the beaten eggs.

3️ Step three: Fry them in oil

Pour some cooking oil in a large non-stick pan on medium heat. Fry the coated zucchini about 2 minutes on each side, until crispy and beautiful golden brown. Take them out on a plate with paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

frying zucchini medallions


🧄 Make The Garlic Dressing

Crush the garlic cloves with a pinch of salt and some parsley leaves into a mortar. Break them well then add a teaspoon of oil, mixing all together into a paste. Add water to the mixture and dilute it to your taste. Transfer the dressing into a small bawl. Place it beside your zucchini slices.

fried zucchini with garlic dressing

serve with garlic dressing


🍴 Drizzle & Serve Your Fried Zucchini Slices

You can pour the dressing all over the zucchini slices, or dip in. Enjoy these fried zucchini! They are an absolute delish, full of flavor and goodness. Other alternative dressing would be smashing 2 garlic cloves and mix them with a cup of yogurt or sour cream.

serving fried zucchini medallions


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Pan Fried Zucchini Recipe (Alternative To Zucchini Fries)

These pan fried zucchini are so delicious that will disappear fast from your plate. Gimme me more!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine International, Romanian
Keyword fried zucchini, garlic, summer, zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 3 medium sized zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 5-6 tbsp plain flour
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • fresh parsley/dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking oil


  • Wash and dry your zucchini and trim their ends. Slice them into equal size medallions. Put them into a strainer and sprinkle some salt over them. Let them rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Beat the eggs into a bawl with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Put the flour on a plate. Take 6-8 slices from the strainer and pat them dry to remove their water. Dredge them trough the flour on all sides and then dip them into the eggs.
  • Place a large enough pan or skillet on medium heat and coat it with enough cooking oil. Heat the oil and fry the coated zucchini slices until crispy and beautiful golden brown. About 2 minutes on each side.
  • Take them out on a large plate covered with some paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Fry them in batches until all slices are done.
  • To make the garlic dressing: crush the garlic cloves together with some salt and parsley leaves into a mortar. Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the mixture and stir everything together. Add water to your liking to dilute the garlic dressing.
  • Transfer it into a small bawl and place it beside your fried zucchini. Drizzle over zucchini and serve them immediately while still warm.

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