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pan fried zucchini slices on a serving board

Easy Pan-Fried Zucchini

Easy fried zucchini with flour: a delicious way of enjoying zucchini in summer. Lightly battered zucchini slices shallow-fried in the pan, so good you will not be able to stop eating them.
Course Romanian Appetizers
Cuisine Romanian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 247kcal
Author Adina


  • 1 zucchini about 450 g/ 1 lb
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • vegetable oil or lard for shallow frying
  • coarse sea salt


  • Slice the zucchini into ½ cm/ 0.2 inch thick slices. Place the flour on a plate. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl. Coat the zucchini slices lightly with flour and pat the pieces with your hands to remove the excess flour.
  • Heat 2-3 tablespoons oil or lard in a non-stick or cast iron pan. The oil should be enough to cover the bottom of the pan in a thin layer.
  • Drag each zucchini slice through the beaten eggs just before placing it in the pan.
  • Fry on medium-low heat for about 3 minutes until golden brown. Flip and fry for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown. If they turn too dark too soon, turn the heat even lower.
  • Next batch: Remove from the pan and fry the next batch adding more fat if necessary. Place the fried zucchini slices on kitchen paper to help absorb the excess fat.
  • Serve: Only salt the zucchini before serving. Serve warm with garlic sauce, tomatoes, feta cheese, and bread. Or cold in sandwiches.



You can also fry the zucchini in vegetable oil.


Serving: 6-7 zucchini slices | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 832mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g