Skillet Fried Zucchini

Skillet fried zucchini is a great recipe for all of that fast-growing zucchini.
Servings: 4
Author: Cheryl Moreo


  • 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 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, 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 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.