Fried Zucchini Recipes That Are Tasty And Healthy

Is fried zucchini bad?

If you are craving for some tasty fried food yet also healthy, then look no more because zucchini can provide you with what you are looking for and more. Generally, a zucchini itself is rich in several vitamins, minerals, and various beneficial plant compounds. A zucchini is also rich in antioxidants which helps your eyesight, skin, and heart health. Zucchini has also a good amount of potassium which can help control your blood pressure and other certain types of sickness. And if you are on a strict diet or a weight loss journey, then it is good to know that zucchinis are very low in calories which is perfect to snack on or to incorporate in your meals. 

But now, you may ask: Are fried zucchinis bad for your health? Here’s the good thing, you can eat a zucchini either fried or raw, and you can still get a solid amount of vitamins and minerals it gives. According to a study by a Spanish university, frying vegetables is actually healthier than boiling them. It is claimed that vegetables fried in oil actually increases their antioxidant capacity. But that is if you only use healthy oils such as an extra virgin olive oil. But if you do want something fried yet you are still having second thoughts in deep frying your zucchinis, then you can always try the air frying method which requires very little oil to make your zucchinis crispy. 

How do you keep fried zucchini from getting soggy?

Just like any other fried foods, a fried zucchini can get soggy quickly after a period of time. This is more of a common problem in zucchinis because it has higher water content than most vegetables which causes them to get soggy very quickly. But do not worry because there are several ways on how you can keep your fried zucchini from getting soggy quickly. First, you have to salt your zucchini and slice them into relatively large and thick pieces. The best zucchinis to fry are the small ones since their flesh is firm. Then, cook your zucchini over dry, high heat to caramelize the flesh to prevent it from getting soggy. Another tip is to not move the zucchini that much while you are cooking it. Then you need to get it out of the pan quickly before your zucchini starts to seep water. And then you can serve your fried zucchinis immediately. 

Fried zucchini recipes 

Now that you know the secret of preventing your zucchini to become soggy, then you may feel more excited to fry some of your own. But if you need some more ideas on how to create perfectly fried and tasty zucchini alongside different ingredients, then here are some fried zucchini recipes that are quick and easy to make.


15. Three Cheese Zucchini Parmesan 

This Three Cheese Zucchini Parmesan came about from a bumper crop of zucchini and has now become one of our favorite meals! Three cheeses and a crunchy, panko crust makes this so good that you won’t miss the chicken one bit.

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14. Italian Style Zucchini and Mushrooms

Italian style zucchini and mushrooms is a vegan dish that’s absolutely packed with flavor. Eat it for lunch with crusty bread or use as a side dish.

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13. Italian Sauteed Onion and Zucchini Rounds

Anyone that has zucchini plants growing in their backyard knows you do not need to have a green thumb to get a bumper crop of zucchini!

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12. Zucchini Fritters [Italian Style with Mozzarella]

These Italian Zucchini Fritters with mozzarella and lots of herbs are simple to make and great tasting. If you are looking for healthy summer recipes for dinner, these zucchini cakes are for you!

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11.  5 Ingredient Shredded Zucchini & Feta Sauté

This zucchini saute is gluten-free and has only 3 Weight Watchers Points (blue plan) per serving!

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10. Air Fryer Spicy Zucchini Fries

Years ago, a friend of mine made zucchini fries as an appetizer before our dinner – I’d never had them served this way! She did them in the oven and I’ve always remembered how tasty they were!

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9. Fried Zucchini

Delicious Fried Zucchini with Parmesan cheese and crispy panko crumbs. This crispy appetizer will rival your favorite restaurant’s fried zucchini!

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8. Pasta with Fried Zucchini

I know I don’t even enough pasta recipes on the blog… and that’s such a pity! So, I decided to fix it and I am planning a little series about quick, simple and affordable pasta recipes.

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7. Garlic & Chilli Courgetti

This is not just the latest craze of kitchen gadgetry but the machine that will go down in the history books as the invention we could never do without, just like the knife and fork or the blender.

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6. Fried Zucchini Pizza Bites

These crispy fried zucchini pizza bites are super easy to make and are perfect party food for any occasion. Make these for a fun weekend nibble or as part of your party spread!

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5. Nonna’s Batter-Fried Zucchini

Nonna’s Batter-Fried Zucchini are swoon-worthy! Make these zucchini fritters for an appetizer or side dish! A huge family favorite from Naples.

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4. Vegan Zucchini Fritters

Yes, we have one of the most delicious Vegan Zucchini Fritters Recipe that are unbelievably easy to make! Serve this plant based dish as an appetiser, side dish or even as a patty for your burgers – absolutely versatile.

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3. Zucchini Kohlrabi Carrot Fritters with Herb Yogurt Sauce

Use up all your CSA veggies with easy-to-make fritters. These zucchini kohlrabi carrot fritters with herb yogurt sauce make for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner.

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2. Cheesy Zucchini And Corn Fritters

These delicious cheesy zucchini and corn fritters are soft in the middle and crispy on the edges. They’re so tasty!! It’s also a great way to sneak some veggies into a meal. My daughter is not a fan of zucchini but she likes these fritters very much.

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1. Air Fryer Zucchini Fries (Vegan/GF +Oven option)

Learn how to make this delicious low carb air fryer zucchini fries in less than 30 minutes. A great way to sneak some vegetables in especially for the kids.

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