Kittencal's Fried Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

These have been a long time family favorite, use only dry breadcrumbs for this as fresh will not stick to the zucchini, the cayenne is only optional add in for some heat --- if desired you may slice the zucchini into rounds instead if sticks--- also see my Kittencal's Italian Zucchini-Mozzarella Patties

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow bowl whisk the eggs with water.
  2. In another shallow dish combine dry bread crumbs, flour, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, dried parsley, seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper (if using).
  3. Dip the zucchini sticks in egg/water mixture (allowing any excess to drip off) then coat into the breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet until hot.
  5. Fry zucchini in hot oil until golden brown and crispy, turning occasionally.
  6. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

We loved these! Made for dinner tonight as a side dish. They were very easy and quick to throw together. I used Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, so I omitted the Italian seasoning and some of the garlic powder. I also left out the seasoning salt to cut down on sodium. Ended up cutting the zucchini into rounds. I was very impressed with how they turned out - especially since my husband (who's not so much into any veggies beyond french fries ;-)) said they were good and he'd gladly eat them anytime. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!!

Outnumbered By Peanuts August 23, 2009

Outstanding!! I changed the recipe slightly because I didn't have dried bread crumbs. I substituted corn meal and they were wonderfully crispy and flavorful. We have made these a couple times already and my kids absolutely love them. I also sprinkled lemon pepper on mine when they were done frying.

conluvscats July 04, 2008

I made these this past week and they were very yummy! A great way to use up the zucchini in my garden. I just sliced them so I had rounds and panfried. Extremely easy and tasty! I used seasoned bread crumbs and dipped them in ranch dressing. I know these will be made again.

Beverly292 August 11, 2007