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Welcome to another installment of Zucchini Week! (Did you catch my zucchini pizza bites from yesterday?) This time, I’m sharing an easy fried zucchini and squash recipe. Oh my gosh, you guys – these are so addicting! When you try them, you won’t believe they are both low carb and gluten-free.
Fried foods get the reputation of being unhealthy, but they don’t have to be. These crispy fried zucchini and squash chips are the perfect example. What a delicious way to get your veggies in! Fry them in olive oil or avocado oil for the healthiest option, compared to soy or canola oils.
These easy fried zucchini and fried squash circles make great appetizers as well as a side dish. It’s totally up to you!
Many U.S. states have a state fair coming up around this time, in the late summer or early fall. Not sure about other states, but the Minnesota State Fair is majorly focused on fried foods! Needless to say, the options there aren’t exactly low carb, gluten-free, or healthy.
We don’t attend the state fair every year, but when we do, fried pickles and fried green tomatoes are some of our favorite things to try. (They are the rare exceptions to our low carb, gluten-free lifestyle.) That’s why I was pretty excited when my friend, Kim, created a low carb fried pickles recipe for me earlier this year.
Now, this easy fried zucchini and squash recipe is another favorite low carb version of fried state fair foods. They have that crispy breading everyone loves, except it’s low carb and actually good for you!
If you’re not sure how to make fried zucchini and squash, this recipe will show you just how easy it is! Just slice up your zucchini, dip in egg, coat in low carb flour mixture, and cook in a pan until crispy. So simple, and so delicious.
The ingredients are somewhat similar to my Parmesan zucchini fries recipe, but the breading isn’t exactly the same. Those are baked and cut into strips (like fries). On the other hand, when you cut the squash into disks and fry it, the result is surprisingly different. What a difference the preparation method can make! The coating on these fried squash has some almond flour in it, too, which worked better for frying than Parmesan alone.
When you make this fried summer squash recipe, you can use zucchini or yellow squash. I used a combination of both, because it’s what I had on hand. Any summer squash works!
There you go – now you know how to fry zucchini and squash! I told you it was easy. Go dip ’em in some marinara sauce!
Easy Fried Zucchini and Squash Recipe (Low Carb, Gluten-free):
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