Pan Fried Zucchini / Courgettes With Flour (Batter)

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Pan fried zucchini are absolutely delicious. We know that zucchini fries are loved by everybody. But did you ever tried battered pan fried zucchini?

battered 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.

pan fried zucchini (courgettes) with flour
pan fried zucchini (courgettes) with flour

These battered 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. Yum!!

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 battered fried zucchini?


🥚 Ingredients

fried zucchini ingredients
battered fried zucchini ingredients
  • Zucchini (fresh, medium sized)
  • Flour – any type
  • Eggs – free range if possible
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Some parsley or dill to garnish
  • Garlic (fresh, go for the full flavor)
  • Cooking oil – vegetable, neutral oil

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


🥒 Instructions

1. 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 to release the excess water.

how to make fried courgettes
make the batter for zucchini / courgettes

2. Prepare the batter (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.

3. Fry zucchini

Pour some cooking oil in a large non-stick pan on medium heat. Fry the coated courgettes about 2 minutes on each side, until crispy and beautiful golden brown.

Take them out on a large plate or platter lined with paper towel to absorb any excess oil.

frying courgettes
frying zucchini with flour / batter


🧄 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 personal taste.

Transfer the dressing into a small bawl. Place it beside or in the middle of your beautifully arranged fried zucchini slices.

fried zucchini with garlic dressing
serve zucchini medallions with garlic dressing


Tip*: Are you familiar with Romanian cuisine? You really should try our traditional recipes.

👉 Here’s a list of 12+ Romanian dishes you should be cooking


Fried Zucchini (Courgettes) FAQs

Can you fry zucchini (courgettes)?

Yes, you can. Pan fry or deep fry courgettes slices or strips.

Coat them in egg and flower batter to absorb less oil when frying.

How long to fry zucchini?

They do not need long cooking time. Fry them 1 or 2 minutes (depending on thickness) on each side until they become golden brown.

Crispy fried courgette (zucchini chips)

For crispy zucchini chips – coat with bread crumbs, cut them thinner and fry them longer.

How to cook zucchini?

Courgettes (zucchini) can be eaten raw.

However, you can get more flavor from them when slightly cooked – sauteed, roasted, pan fried, grilled or marinate and BBQ.

Are fried zucchini good for you?

Although they aren’t what we call ‘Superfoods’ loaded with vitamins – they are low in calories, high in water and they do provide useful amounts of vitamin C and potassium.

Which are beneficial in controlling the blood pressure and enhance the immune system.

Frying is not the healthiest cooking method, but you can use it once in a while for tastiness and savor.

Do zucchini need to be cooked?

Young courgettes can be eaten raw, finely sliced or cut in thin ribbons added to salads.


🍴 Drizzle & Serve Your Pan Fried Zucchini

You can pour the dressing all over the fried zucchini slices, or just dip in.

Enjoy these tasty zucchini medallions while they’re still warm! Yum.

They are absolute delish, full of flavor and goodness. This whole platter that you see above was devoured in short time in our family. As always.

Dressing alternatives

Other alternative dressing would be smashing 2 garlic cloves and mix them with a cup of yogurt or sour cream. Or blend together yogurt, dill, garlic and chives. Spice it up with some chili flakes if you eat spicy. Yummy!

battered fried zucchini / courgette medallions

Leftovers and preserving

I recommend eating while still warm. It gets really mushy when cools off. If somehow you get leftovers, cover with plastic wrap and keep up to 2-3 days in the fridge.

Reheat in the oven until slightly crisp.

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Pan Fried Zucchini (Courgettes) With Flour

These battered fried zucchini (courgettes) are so delicious that will disappear fast from your plate. Gimme me more!
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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 through 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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