If you’re planning a dinner party and need the perfect appetizer, this zucchini bites recipe is it. Even if you aren’t planning to have people over, you can make this for just the family and they will love it. I’ve been making fried zucchini for years but I’ve never made it like this.
My kids have always eaten deep fried squash and zucchini but when I made this version, they absolutely fell in love. This is the most popular zucchini recipe that I have ever made for them and I love how very easy it is to make.
It takes less than half an hour to make these little zucchini bites and they are perfectly coated in a crispy outside. The mayonnaise, dill and garlic sauce give them a wonderful flavor, one that even picky eaters will love.
If you’re looking for a great appetizer or a new way to fry your zucchini, you simply have to try this one. As far as appetizers go, I really love these fried cheese sticks with buttermilk sauce and my family does, too. However, these little zucchini bites may just be their all-time favorite now.
I love buying fresh zucchini at the farmer’s market during the summer and finding new ways to prepare it. This one is definitely at the top of my list. You could serve this with a great ranch dipping sauce if you want but they are perfectly delicious with their mayonnaise, garlic, dill sauce.
I’m absolutely adding this to my appetizer list for my next dinner party. I think they would be the perfect appetizer for a brunch menu and will pair nicely with this yummy salmon wellington.
With just a 10 minute prep time and then another 15 minutes to cook, these are probably the easiest zucchini bites you’ve ever tried and they’re definitely the most delicious. If you want something to really wow your guests at an upcoming dinner party, I highly recommend serving them this. You can easily alter the recipe to make more or less depending on how many guests you plan to serve.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 100 g (3.5 oz)
1. Prepare your dredging station with one bowl of breadcrumbs, one bowl of flour, seasoned with a teaspoon of salt, and one bowl with beaten eggs seasoned with salt.
2. Dredge zucchini slices in flour, then dip into beaten eggs and let the excess drip off. Finally, coat all sides of zucchini slice with breadcrumbs.
3. Heat the skillet with vegetable oil over medium heat. Sauté zucchini slices for about 2-3 minutes per side or until golden on the outside and soft on the inside. Lay on paper towels to drain.
4. For the sauce, mix mayonnaise with chopped dill and minced garlic. Serve with warm fried zucchini.
Create a dredge station with egg, flour and breadcrumbs
Cut and then dip zucchini into dredging station ingredients
Fry each zucchini bite to perfection in preheated olive oil
The delicious sauce is made from real mayonnaise, dill and garlic
The perfect appetizer or anytime snack!
Serving Size: 3.5 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 528 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 3.5g Cholesterol: 93mg Sodium: 740mg Carbohydrates: 74.4g Fiber: 7.1g Sugar: 7.8g Protein: 15.7g