Fried Zucchini (Kolokithakia Tiganita)

June 6, 2014 by: Zoe Vlachos Appetizer, Recipes, Vegetarian

Our zucchini plants tend to do really well each summer, producing so many  zucchinis that I end up incorporating them into nearly every dinner for the entire summer! Luckily zucchini is very versatile, so we never seem to get tired of it.  Fried zucchini has been my favourite way to eat zucchini since I was a child. Now my children love it and I consider myself lucky  to get even just one slice, as they devour them before we sit down at the dinner table!


  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more for sprinkling when finished frying
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (ideal for frying)


In a small bowl mix the salt into the flour. Dredge each zucchini slice into the flour mixture and set on a plate. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini in a single layer into the skillet and fry until golden on both sides.  Place onto a plate lined with paper towel to absorb some of the excess oil. Season with salt and enjoy!


  • This looks so good and is such an awesome idea to get kids to eat their veggies. Thanks Zoe. I will incorporate this, into one of meals for dinner this week, and will let you know how it goes 🙂

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