Fried Zucchini Chips

Super Crispy Zucchini Chips favored with a little Parmesan cheese are a great way to use up summer zucchini. Serve with some Ranch for dipping and you have a mouthwatering snack or appetizer.

Fried Zucchini Chips

 

In July and August it is necessary to have a stack of recipes to use up zucchini It is everywhere. I make all kinds of things with it-  Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, Lasagna, Moussaka, Chocolate Sheet Cake, and even pancakes.

When it comes to an appetizer though, fried zucchini can’t be beat. Coated in Panko crumbs with a little Parmesan cheese, these crispy Fried Zucchini Chips make a tasty summer treat.

Fried Zucchini Chips

 

Fried Zucchini Chips

Panko crumbs make them extra crispy. I like to cut my zucchini into circles instead of wedges. And I cut them fairly thin, a little less than 1/2 inch. That way they get soft all the way through in the short amount of time the zucchini is in the oil.

Fried Zucchini Chips are super delicious dipped in Ranch dressing.

Fried Zucchini Chips

 

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Fried Zucchini Chips
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Fried Zucchini Chips
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Fried Zucchini Chips are coated in Panko crumbs and Parmesan cheese and fry up super crispy. Dip them in Ranch dressing for a delicious summer appetizer.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Vegetable oil
  • ranch dressing for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat about 1-2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven (I like to use cast iron). You can also use a deep pan.
  2. You want to maintain the heat of the oil around 350 degrees. If it gets much lower, the zucchini will soak up too much oil.
  3. Place flour in a pie plate or shallow bowl.
  4. In a second pie plate or shallow bowl, combine Panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and 3/4 teaspoon salt.
  5. Slice zucchini into circles, no thicker than 1/2 inch. Coat in flour, dip in egg mixture, and then coat in Panko crumbs. Fry in batches until golden brown on both sides, about 90 seconds per side. Drain on paper towels and season immediately with salt.
Nutrition Facts
Fried Zucchini Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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23 thoughts on “Fried Zucchini Chips

  1. Agreed, This is a healthy veggie and deserves to be stuffed and not treated like fast food.
    Add enough grease, salt , cheese, etc and almost anything can be edible with fattening ranch dressing dip.

    Going to try to salvage what I made and add to plain tomato sauce for pasta.

  2. I used the Italian panko crumbs, these turned out so yummy, & took fried zucchini to a scrumptous level…husband and I made them 2 nights in a row

  3. Just made these zucchini chips. They were crispy and delicious. I added a few drops of hot sauce in the ranch for a little kick. Boy they went fast!

  4. I didn’t have any bread crumbs or Panko but did have seasoned croutons. I put them in food processor and used that as my coatng. They turned out so crunchy. Will never used bread crumbs again !

  5. My Italian mother in law made these for her kids, and called them “cookies”. I’d been trying for years to get the recipe right. THIS IS IT!! My batch came out perfectly – light, crispy, so good. My husband just came in and hollered “COOKIES!!”
    Grazie!

    1. What didn’t you like about them? Have you eaten fried zucchini before? If not I assume this just isn’t the dish for you. If you like zucchini fried and it turned out bad if they get mushy that isn’t appealing at all. Keep your oil hot. Sorry to hear you had a bad expierence. I guess we all just don’t love the same things. There are so many other ways to prepare zucchini. Maybe cake, muffins or bread is more to your taste. Good luck.

  6. If you want to do this without the carbs in the planko bread crumbs than crunch up some BBQ pork rhines ….i just roll them out until they are find like bread crumbs and I have used it for chicken also very crunchy and very good no carbs.

  7. I must have missed something!!!! The instructions mentioned dipping in the egg mixture; What egg mixture? (maybe the eggs beaten in with the water?)

  8. I still haven’t gotten the hubby onboard with zucchini, but this may be the recipe to do it! And if he still doesn’t like it, I’m happy to take care of the full batch! Your chips look divine.

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