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Zucchini Sticks

Zucchini Sticks are lightly breaded and fried zucchini that are perfect for dipping in marinara sauce for an appetizer or snack.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Zucchini Sticks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 16 sticks
Calories 43 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 4 medium zucchini, cut into 3-inch long by 1/2-inch wide strips

Flour Mixture

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Egg Mixture

  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon water

Breadcrumbs Mixture

  • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, heated for dipping (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a deep saucepan to 350°F. (You should have about 2 inches of oil.)

  2. On a wide deep plate, whisk together the flour, salt, and pepper.

  3. On a second plate, whisk together the egg and the water.

  4. On a third plate, whisk together bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.

  5. Dredge the zucchini sticks first in the flour mixture, then the egg, and finally the breadcrumb mixture.

  6. Working in batches, add the 5-6 zucchini sticks to the heated oil and cook for 3 minutes (or until golden brown). Set on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve warm, dipped in marinara sauce.