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Keto Fried Zucchini

This fried zucchini recipe is such a tasty way to get in those veggies! We love fried zucchini dipped in ranch dressing and it's a great low carb treat.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizer recipes, game day recipes, low carb recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 87kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini or yellow squash
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered Parmesan cheese
  • avocado oil for frying
  • Ranch dressing for serving

Instructions

  • Wash and slice the zucchini into thin rounds, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Lay zucchini on a paper towel lined sheet pan and sprinkle with salt. Let set for 30 minutes to draw out the moisture. Pat dry, removing as much liquid and salt as possible.
  • Heat a 1/4-1/2 inch of oil in the bottom of a large skillet over medium heat to 375 degrees.
  • Beat together the egg and water in a shallow bowl.
  • Stir together the coconut flour and Parmesan in a second shallow bowl.
  • Coat the zucchini in the egg and then dredge in the coconut mixture to coat.
  • Add a single layer of zucchini to the hot oil, being careful not to crowd the pan. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining zucchini.
  • Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.
  • Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.

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Notes

Salting and letting the zucchini sit to draw out moisture is optional if you're in a hurry, but it does make for a crispier crust on the zucchini. 
You can add seasonings to the breading, such as onion powder and garlic powder, if desired. We dip ours in ranch dressing when eating and find the zucchini doesn't need additional seasoning as the Parmesan also adds flavor.
We have not tested this in the air fryer, but if I were testing I would start at 390 degrees for 6-8 minutes and see how it goes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1272mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg