Battered zucchini: delicious and very simple to prepare!

Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6-8
By Cookist

Battered zucchini slices are a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and it yields crispy and flavorful zucchini slices that are sure to impress. The zucchini is first sliced into thick rounds, then dipped in a simple batter made with flour, egg, and yogurt. The slices are fried until golden brown and crispy. Serve Battered Zucchini as a tasty appetizer or snack, or use them as a crunchy topping for salads and sandwiches. This recipe is a great way to enjoy the fresh flavors of zucchini in a fun and unique way. It’s a real treat for zucchini lovers!


Use canola, peanut, or sunflower oil for frying. The oil shouldn’t be just the right temperature for frying this is around 350°F. If you don’t have a thermometer, use the back of a wooden spoon. If it starts to bubble, the oil is ready!

There’s no need to deep fry these zucchini slices. Save some oil and shallow fry them.

For some variation in flavor, add parmesan cheese, dried herbs, chili flakes, garlic powder, or other seasoning to the flour mixture. For added crunch, you can also use seasoned Panko breadcrumbs.

Leave the zucchini unpeeled, it not only provides texture but also keeps the structure while frying.

How to Store Battered Zucchini

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container. Reheat the in the Airfryer or oven to make them crispy again.

Can I Make Battered Zucchini in the Airfryer?

To make the battered zucchini slices in an Airfryer, pack the slices in a single layer in the Airfryer basket, and air fry for 10 minutes at 375°F, turning halfway.

You can cook them in the oven. Place the battered slices in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

These Zucchini slices are best served right away, while they’re still crispy. If you serve them cold, they will still be tasty, but they won't be as crispy.

What To Serve With Battered Zucchini

Serve these Battered Zucchini Slices with sweet chili sauce or ranch dressing. Or a healthier dipping alternative, try Greek yogurt.

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Large zucchini
100g (1/2 cup)
60g (1/2 cup)
Frying oil


Cut the zucchini into thick slices.

Transfer them to the bowl, season them with salt, and mix well with your hands. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 15 minutes.

In a bowl add the eggs, yogurt, season with salt, and mix.

Add the flour and mix it all well together.

Cover the zucchini with the flour and then dip it into the egg mixture.

Fry in hot oil until they are golden brown on both sides.

Serve and enjoy!

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