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Fried Zucchini with Chipotle Honey Dipping Sauce |

Fried Zucchini with Chipotle Honey Dipping Sauce

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30 Fried Zucchini Rounds 1x


Anyone else have a crazy amount of zucchini this time of year? Get excited make these Fried Zucchini with Chipotle Honey Dipping Sauce.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil*
  • 1 medium to large zucchini, thinly sliced into approximate 1/4″ rounds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO Chipotle Sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups ciabatta breadcrumbs (recipe below)**
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

for the Ciabatta Breadcrumbs

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a small fry pan over medium high heat to approximately 350°F.
  2. Whisk together eggs and 1/2 tablespoon TABASCO Chipotle Sauce in a small bowl. Place ciabatta breadcrumbs in another small bowl.
  3. Working a few at a time, dip zucchini rounds in egg wash, and then gently press both sides into the ciabatta breadcrumbs to coat.
  4. Gently lower zucchini rounds into fry pan and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Whisk together honey and remaining 1/2 tablespoon TABASCO Chipotle Sauce. Serve alongside fried zucchini. Devour immediately.

for the Ciabatta Breadcrumbs

  1. for the Ciabatta Breadcrumbs
  2. Preheat oven to 250°F. Cut ciabatta into 1″ cubes. Place in food processor, in batches if necessary, and process on high speed for a couple minutes, until a small crumb texture is reached.
  3. Spread bread crumbs in a thin layer on a baking sheet and let dry out in oven for about 5 to 10 minutes (if you bread is fresh, it’s going to be closer to the 10 minute mark… stale bread will only take about 5 minutes). You want the bread to be dry but not too toasted.
  4. Place breadcrumbs back in food processor on high speed for another minute. Season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, and store in an airtight container until ready to use.


*you may need a bit more oil if your pan is large. You want enough oil in the pan to come up about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up the zucchini.

**feel free to use any breadcrumbs you have hanging out in your pantry if you don’t want to make them homemade. Panko breadcrumbs will get you extra credit.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins