Skillet Fried Zucchini

Fried zucchini is one of the best ways to deal with the fast-growing zucchini from your garden.


  • 1 zucchini large or 3 small 1-1 1/2″ diameter ones
  • 2 eggs large, beaten
  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil enough to cover the skillet bottom
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


A Cast Iron Skillet is the best for frying.

If you are unfamiliar with using cast iron skillets, read this article on Cast Iron Skillet Rules.

Fried Zucchini Recipe

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Skillet Fried Zucchini

My family loves fried zucchini. The zucchini is dipped into an egg wash, then into finely crushed crackers, and fried to golden perfection.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Cast Iron Skillet


  • 1 zucchini large or 3 small 1-1 1/2″ diameter ones
  • 2 eggs large, beaten
  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil enough to cover the skillet bottom
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Heat oven to 200ºF and turn off. (Used to keep the fried slices warm.)
  • Pare and slice the zucchini into 1/4″ slices.
  • Crush the soda crackers by placing them in a large zippered bag and rolling with a rolling pin or crushing them with your hands. The finer the crackers are crushed, the better the breading will coat the slices.
  • Pour oil in skillet and heat on medium-high.
  • Place the cracker crumbs and eggs into individual breading pans.
    crushed crackers ad eggs
  • Dip the slices into the egg and then the cracker crumbs.
  • Place the breaded slices into the hot skillet. Take care not to crowd the slices.
    Zucchini Frying in the Skillet
  • Fry until the top of the slices become moist, and the bottom side is golden brown. Turn and fry until the brown, and a fork easily pierces the zucchini.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined platter. Place platter in a previously warmed oven to keep the slices warm while frying the remaining slices.
  • Continue working in batches until all slices are fried.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired, and serve.
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