Amish Fried Zucchini Sandwich Recipe

This easy recipe for fried zucchini sandwiches is just like the delicious sandwiches we would eat during busy summers while growing up in the old order Amish community. My Mother and Amish Grandmothers liked to pair fried zucchini sandwiches with boiled corn on the cob and fresh homemade bread for the sandwiches. This zucchini sandwich is an easy way to use up loads of zucchini and fresh produce from the garden, and was a very popular summer sandwich among the busy Amish Mommas and Grandmas of our community. Keep scrolling below the recipe for photos and notes.

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Fried zucchini sandwiches

Amish Fried zucchini sandwiches

If you have never tried a fried zucchini sandwich, then you are missing out! This Amish family favorite is an easy summertime favorite and is a great way to use up zucchini!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Amish
Servings 5


  • 1 med-large peeled and sliced zucchini should yield 25-30 slices
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs (or plain breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon season all
  • few dashes paprika

Optional Sandwich fixings:

  • fresh homemade bread. sliced
  • tomato slices
  • onion slices
  • sliced cheese
  • fresh lettuce
  • Sandwich dressings/sauces of your choice
  • Pickles
  • Salt and pepper


  • Combine the bread crumbs and seasonings in a small bowl and beat the eggs in a separate bowl/dish. Dredge the zucchini in the egg wash and then in the bread crumbs until evenly coated, shaking off any excess crumbs.
  • Add an even layer of oil to a large non-stick pan for deep frying and then heat over medium heat for 30-60 seconds or until the oil reaches 350 degrees. Working in batches, fry the zucchini for a minute or two per side until both sides have reached a deep golden brown and the zucchini has softened.
  • Line a plate or platter with paper towels, then transfer the zucchini from the frying pan to the plate. Serve the Zucchini fritters with the toppings and bread of your choice and enjoy!
Keyword Amish, fried zucchini, sandwiches, zucchini fritters
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Try serving this Sandwich with fresh peppermint fruit salad or boiled corn on the cob!

Ingredients for the fried zucchini, minus the oil used for frying.


If you prefer you can use plain bread crumbs and add a few dashes of Italian seasoning, or you can add some finely diced fresh herbs. Feel free to leave herbs/Italian seasonings out entirely if you wish.

All the toppings for my favorite summer sandwich. I love fried Zucchini sandwiches because they are budget friendly and easy! And of course they remind me of past summers, spent playing outside or helping with the gardening at Gramma’s house.

Zucchinis frying in olive oil. Some foaming while the zucchinis are frying may occur.


My personal preference for frying the zucchinis is to use olive oil. Frying the zucchini in olive oil gives them a better flavor and also helps to brown them more evenly. But, feel free to use the oil of your choice!

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  1. Don t says:

    Love this.. Thank you.. never had this.. but I’ve ate fried green tomatoes.. should be interesting

    1. marilynpeight says:

      I hope you enjoy it! And you are welcome.

  2. Tillie says:

    I’m gonna have to try these. I never heard of them

    1. marilynpeight says:


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