Fried Zucchini Coins

Zucchini Coins
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Prep: 75 mins
  • Cook: 75 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
599 Calories
31g Fat
52g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 599
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 1782mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 26g
Calcium 467mg 36%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serve these tasty zucchini coins with the easy included sweet pepper dip or your own favorite dip. These make a good side dish or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs (unseasoned)
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces, shredded)
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • For the Sweet Pepper Dip:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sweet pepper relish

Steps to Make It

  1. Slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch thick rounds.

  2. Combine the panko and fine breadcrumbs in a food processor or blender with the basil, cheese, and salt. Pulse 6 to 8 times to combine and then pour into a large plate.

  3. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Add about 1/3 of the zucchini slices to the beaten eggs, then coat, one at a time, in the breadcrumb mixture.​

  4. Put on a plate and repeat with remaining zucchini slices.

  5. Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep fryer to 360 F. Fry zucchini in small batches until golden brown. This will take about 1 to 2 minutes for each batch.

  6. Using a slotted metal spoon, remove the cooked zucchini to paper towels to drain.

  7. Repeat with remaining zucchini. Sprinkle lightly with salt and serve with sweet pepper dip or your favorite.

Sweet Pepper Dip:

  1. Combine 1/3 cup mayonnaise with 2 to 3 tablespoons of sweet pepper relish.

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