Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipe

by Aimee Stock

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Last Updated on January 13, 2022 by Aimee Stock

Who doesn’t love Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipe dipped in ranch dressing? It’s my favorite go-to appetizer when I go to any restaurant and so I decided to make it at home. There is also a homemade ranch recipe in the card below in case you find yourself without any on hand. Super simple to make!

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How to make Crispy Fried Zucchini

The first step is to wash and dry your zucchini, then trim each end. I halve the zucchini so my pieces will be about 3″ in length. Then slice in half lengthwise. Each of those should give you 3-4 “fries”.

How to cut zucchini for Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipe

We’re beginning with beating the eggs. The zucchini then goes into a bread crumb mixture made up of panko bread crumbs, Italian seasoned bread crumbs, parmesan, salt and pepper.

Create a breading station for yourself.

Working in batches, coat the zucchini fries in egg and then immediately go into the bread crumbs, pressing them onto the zucchini.

Bread each batch first before frying.

Breaded Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipe

How to make homemade ranch dressing / dip

Whisk together the ranch dressing ingredients and refrigerate until ready to enjoy. It will thicken as it sits.

You’ll need the following ingredients to make homemade ranch dressing:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Milk
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
Whisk together ranch dressing ingredients

Fry your second batch of zucchini fries.

Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipe in oil

Place on to a paper towel to drain any excess oil. They will also crisp up as they sit for a few minutes. They are really THAT easy to make šŸ™‚

Paper Towels for Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipe

Serve with your homemade ranch dressing.

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Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipe

Crispy Fried Zucchini Recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings


  • Neutral Flavored Oil for frying
  • Heavy Bottomed Pan for frying



  • 2 medium Zucchini washed, dried, ends trimmed, halved and cut into fries
  • 1 c Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 c Parmesan finely grated
  • 2 tbsp Italian Bread Crumbs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 large Eggs broken up with a fork


  • 1/4 c Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c Sour Cream
  • 1/4 c Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Dried or Fresh Dill
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Onion Powder to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Lemon Juice to taste


  • Whisk together the ingredients for the ranch dressing and refrigerate until ready to use. It will thicken as it sits.
  • Beat eggs in one dish and combine breading ingredients in another.
  • Wash, dry and trim ends off zucchini. Slice in half and then in half again lengthwise. Finally, cut each half into 3-4 fries.
  • Heat oil over medium high heat and working in batches, bread all of the first batch of zucchini, adding them to your pan. Do not disturb until golden. Then flip and repeat until all sides are golden and the zucchini is tender. I use the tip of a sharp knife to test them.
  • Remove to a paper towel to drain and repeat with the remaining zucchini until all are fried.
  • Serve with your homemade ranch dressing. Enjoy!

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