Garlic & Parmesan Keto Fried Zucchini

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I don’t know about you but each summer I’m up to my ears in zucchini. It’s one of the things that grows like a weed in my garden and I’m always looking for delicious ways to use it up. This low-carb keto version of fried zucchini is sure to be a family favorite.

I like to use a parmesan crust which gets nice and crispy and pairs great with a dill yogurt dipping sauce. I know some recipes that require frying scare some folks off but this one comes together in a cinch as they only take about 1-2 minutes per side. All in all you won’t regret making this recipe!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 4-6 pieces)

4.3 grams 2.2 grams 14.3 grams 16.7 grams 11.9 grams 233 calories
Total Carbs6.5grams
Net Carbs4.3grams
of which Saturated11.9grams
Magnesium31mg (8% RDA)
Potassium325mg (16% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (8%), protein (25%), fat (67%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

Zucchini Fries:
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1 cm (1/2 inch) rounds (340 g/ 12 oz)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese (135 g/ 4.8 oz)
  • 4 heaping tbsp coconut flour (48 g/ 1.7 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
  • 6 tbsp virgin coconut oil or ghee, for frying
Yogurt & Herb Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup plain full-fat yogurt (125 g/ 4.4 oz)
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt (or use 1/4 tsp garlic powder + 1/4 tsp salt)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Note: Nutrition facts for coconut oil, which is used for frying, are counted partially (50%).

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  1. Slice the zucchini into 1 cm (1/2 inch) rounds. Arrange 3 bowls with the whisked eggs in one, the parmesan in one, and the coconut flour with spices in the other. Garlic & Parmesan Keto Fried Zucchini
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. One at a time dip the zucchini into the coconut flour mixture shaking off the excess before dipping into the egg then into the parmesan then place in the skillet frying 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown. Garlic & Parmesan Keto Fried Zucchini
  3. Drain each piece on a paper towel lined plate. Once all the zucchini has been fried mix together the ingredients for the yogurt sauce (prepared by simply mixing the ingredients for the sauce) and serve. Garlic & Parmesan Keto Fried Zucchini
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Comments (8)

Hi, can you clarify the amount of grammes of parmesan 4.8g?? Thanks


Oh I'm sorry, that was a typo - fixed!


Could you use the same method for making fried green tomatoes?


I think that's a great idea and yes, I'd use the same method! the only difference is that the tomatoes will need some draining, at least the juices and seeds. I wish I could find green tomatoes where I live. Otherwise I'd already make them! 😊


Made these tonight--really yummy. Dipped them in ranch because I love ranch with everything. Thank you!


Sounds like the perfect combo! I'm glad you liked it 😊


I really had trouble getting these fried successfully, it just turned into a mess and all the cheese came off the zucchini when I turned the rounds. I had to fry in two batches so for the second half  I put some coconut oil on a baking sheet and baked the rounds at 350 until they were golden brown. Allowed them to cool and they were perfect. The dip is amazing.


When I checked and found out that I had all the ingredients, I made this delicious zucchini.  My boyfriend and I both enjoyed the crispy crunch that you can't get without frying something with a breading.  We loved the dip recipe you shared to go with this.  The dip is the perfect pairing to go with the fried rounds.  Thanks for sharing this.  It's a keeper!