Fried Zucchini Recipe from Moldova - Delicious and Vegetarian Snack

Fried Zucchini

Fried Zucchini Recipe from Moldova - Delicious and Vegetarian Snack
Region / culture: Moldova | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Fried Zucchini
Fried Zucchini

Fried zucchini is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or a side dish. The crispy texture of the fried zucchini pairs perfectly with the tangy lemon juice and garlic flavor.


Fried zucchini has been a popular dish in Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a versatile vegetable that is often fried or grilled to bring out its natural flavors.


How to prepare

  1. Peel the zucchini and cut it into thin slices.
  2. Dry each slice with a cloth, coat with flour, and fry in oil.
  3. Once all the slices are fried, arrange them on a plate and drizzle lemon juice or a mixture of vinegar, minced garlic, and salt over them.
  4. Serve the zucchini slices hot or cold.


  • Add Parmesan cheese or breadcrumbs to the flour mixture for extra flavor.
  • Sprinkle chopped herbs like parsley or basil on top of the fried zucchini for a fresh taste.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to dry the zucchini slices before coating them with flour to ensure a crispy texture.

- Use a non-stick pan and heat the oil to the right temperature before frying the zucchini slices.

- Do not overcrowd the pan when frying the zucchini slices to ensure even cooking.

Serving Suggestions

Fried zucchini can be served as a side dish with grilled meats or as a snack with a dipping sauce.

Cooking Techniques


Ingredient Substitutions

You can use gluten-free flour for coating the zucchini slices for a gluten-free version of this dish.

- Olive oil can be used instead of vegetable oil for a healthier option.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the zucchini slices ahead of time and fry them just before serving to ensure they are crispy.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the fried zucchini slices on a platter and garnish with lemon wedges and fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Fried zucchini pairs well with grilled chicken, fish, or lamb dishes.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover fried zucchini in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or toaster oven to maintain the crispy texture.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of fried zucchini contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of fried zucchini contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of fried zucchini contains approximately 8 grams of fats.


Each serving of fried zucchini contains approximately 2 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fried zucchini is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium.


Fried zucchini may contain gluten from the flour used for coating.


Fried zucchini is a nutritious dish that is low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals.


Fried zucchini is a simple and delicious dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or a side dish. With a crispy texture and tangy flavor, this dish is sure to be a hit at your next meal.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still remember the exact moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Fried Zucchini. It was a warm summer day, with the sun shining brightly in the sky and a gentle breeze blowing through the trees. I was visiting my friend Sarah, who lived on a small farm just outside of town. As we sat on her porch, sipping on ice-cold lemonade and catching up on old times, Sarah suddenly jumped up and disappeared into the house.

A few minutes later, she emerged from the kitchen with a plate of golden-brown zucchini slices, still sizzling from the frying pan. The aroma that wafted towards me was simply irresistible. I took a bite and was instantly transported to food heaven. The zucchini was perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with just the right amount of seasoning. I knew right then and there that I had to learn how to make this dish.

Sarah laughed at my enthusiasm and handed me a piece of paper with the recipe written on it. She explained that she had learned it from her own grandmother, who had passed it down through the generations. I thanked her profusely and promised to give it a try as soon as I got home.

When I finally did make the Fried Zucchini, it was a huge hit with my family. My husband and children devoured it with gusto, asking for second and third helpings. I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment at being able to recreate the dish so perfectly. From that day on, it became a regular feature on our dinner table.

Over the years, I have tweaked the recipe here and there, adding a dash of this and a pinch of that to suit my family's tastes. But the basic method remains the same – thinly sliced zucchini coated in a light batter and fried to perfection. It is a simple yet delicious dish that never fails to impress.

As my reputation as a cook grew, friends and neighbors started asking me for the recipe. I was more than happy to share it with them, just as Sarah had shared it with me. I have always believed in the power of food to bring people together, to create lasting memories and forge strong bonds. And this recipe for Fried Zucchini embodies that belief perfectly.

I have made Fried Zucchini for countless gatherings and potlucks, always receiving compliments and requests for more. It has become my signature dish, the one that everyone associates with me. And I am more than happy to oblige, knowing that it brings joy and satisfaction to those who taste it.

As I grow older, I find myself passing on the recipe to my own grandchildren, just as Sarah passed it on to me. I show them how to slice the zucchini just right, how to mix the batter to the perfect consistency, and how to fry it to a golden crisp. I watch with pride as they follow in my footsteps, creating their own culinary masterpieces with the same love and dedication that I have always put into my cooking.

Fried Zucchini will always hold a special place in my heart, not just because of its delicious taste, but because of the memories and traditions that it represents. It is a recipe that has been passed down through the generations, bringing joy and comfort to all who taste it. And I am grateful to have stumbled upon it that warm summer day so many years ago.


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