Fried Zucchini Parmesan
  • Cooking Time: 20-30min
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 15-20min
  • 1 very large Zucchini, sliced to 1/2" thick rounds
  • 1" oil in deep skillet
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1c +/- Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • couple splashes of Milk
  • 1c Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1c instant Potato Flakes
  • your favorite Marinara- mine is saut├ęd onion, garlic, gr pepper, lg can tomato puree, sm can tomato sauce, seasoning; let it simmer while frying squash
  • Spaghetti- to serve
  • plenty of Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese
  1. *Start your marinara.
  2. *Start water for pasta to boiling.
  3. *Heat oil to 325-350 degrees.
  4. *Preheat broiler to 500 degrees.
  5. *Salt & pepper flour to your liking in a shallow bowl.
  6. *Beat eggs w/a little milk in another bowl.
  7. *Mix bread crumbs and potato flakes in a 3rd bowl.
  8. *First, dredge squash rounds, one at a time, thru flour to coat.
  9. *2nd, dip in egg wash to coat.
  10. *3rd, dredge thru crumbs mix, patting on both sides to coat well.
  11. *When oil is hot, fry squash, turning once, til golden, approx 5-6min per side depending on how big they are; mine were easily 2-3" diameter.
  12. *Serve atop pasta and marinara, sprinkle generously with cheeses, and pop oven-proof serving plate or individual casserole plates under the broiler for 2-3min to melt and brown cheese, then eat!
Love Eggplant Parm, but my friend gave me this gi-NOR-mous zucchini- so what to do? Well, bread it, fry it, and serve it w/marinara maybe? So that's what I did!