Deep-Fried Zucchini Spirals

  • Recipe By
  • Published Sep 1st
  • Ready In20m
  • Servings2
  • Calories524
We have always enjoyed fried zucchini so when I saw the clever way to spiral cut them, I thought why not deep fry them like onion strings. I did and they were a hit! Sprinkle with Old Bay® to make this a perfect side dish for seafood. They can also be served as an appetizer with your favorite dip. The zucchini may be cut into chips if you do not have a spiral slicer.

Deep-Fried Zucchini Spirals Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Deep-Fried Zucchini Spirals for 2 servings:

  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 zucchini, cut into spirals using a spiral slicer
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or to taste

Deep-Fried Zucchini Spirals Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In20m

To cook Deep-Fried Zucchini Spirals, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Deep-Fried Zucchini Spirals is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Deep-Fried Zucchini Spirals within 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Deep-Fried Zucchini Spirals easily:

  1. 1 Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl; pour into a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Whisk flour and cornstarch together in another bowl; pour into a separate gallon-size resealable plastic bag.
  3. 3 Place zucchini spirals into milk mixture, seal the bag, and turn to coat spirals completely. Transfer zucchini to flour mixture, seal the bag, and shake gently to coat completely. Remove spirals from flour mixture and shake gently to remove any excess flour.
  4. 4 Working in batches, cook zucchini spirals in the preheated oil until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer zucchini to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Sprinkle seafood season over cooked zucchini spirals.


  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 524 calories; 36.2 grams of fat; 42.6 grams of carbohydrates; 7.9 grams of protein; 94 milligrams of cholesterol; 322 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 26th 2020

    We thought it was a little on the blah side! So I would recommend adding salt, maybe some garlic, and/or Cajon seasoning. And I would add all this to my flour mixture.

  2. Jul 29th 2019

    Modification: No spiralizer, we cut z. into "fries," about 3" long and 1/4-1/2" thick (finger sized). Doubled the recipe due to size of z. Used 1T season salt from a local bbq place in li ...

  3. Nov 30th 2017

    Fantastic treat---I'm doing the "low carb" thing, so used more cornstarch than flour and it came out great. We made one batch with Indian spices (garam masala, cumin, turmeric) in the flour ...

  4. Feb 6th 2017

    This recipe is a keeper. I added a little salt, pepper and paprika to the flour and cornstarch instead of seasoning after frying. It came out great.

  5. Jun 18th 2015

    We have a medium-sized Fry Daddy, big enough for the two of us. We learned not to crowd the zucchini spirals or they'll clump together. No need to tweak, this recipe is spot on with the ingr ...

  6. I used squash and zucchini cut into slices. They tasted great although I would like them to brown better. I deep fried them and I would like to have a liquid breading recipe for deep frying.

  7. May 1st 2015

    I finally treated myself to a spiral vegetable slicer, & wondered when on Earth I'd need it! Well, I saw this recipe on another reci"peeps" site, and I decided to try it. You made it s ...

  8. Mar 20th 2015

    PERFECT! I have been wanting to make these for a while, but I did not have spiral cutter...I FINALLY got one last week, and this recipe was the first one that I thought to make, lol. The coa ...

  9. Sep 30th 2014

    I'm the submitter of this recipe and I would like to add that this recipe makes for a crunchy zucchini. Thank you to all who try my recipe and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!