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Zucchini Nuggets

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 14
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Now that it’s almost zucchini season, you have to try this super simple zucchini nuggets recipe. I love them because they’re a different and fun way of cooking zucchini. You can serve them as sides for any meal, adding a cheese sauce or any other sauce you want. Enjoy!
Updated Jul 20, 2017
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  • 1 can zucchini puree
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sage leaves (dry or fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 black or white pepper
  • 3 cups bread crumbs, separate
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil to fry the nuggets


  • 1
    Put the puree, brown sugar, sage, salt, pepper, 1 cup of breadcrumbs and 1 egg into a medium bowl, and mix. Put this in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • 2
    Divide the mixture into 14 parts. Using your hands, shape the nuggets into cylinders. Put them on a tray or on a big dish and put this in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat enough oil in a pan over medium heat until it gets to 350°F.
  • 4
    Cover the nuggets with beaten eggs and then with breadcrumbs. Fry the nuggets until they’re golden everywhere. This should take around 2-3 minutes. Then, place them on a dish with absorbent paper.
  • 5
    Serve the nuggets hot.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    If you want, you can prepare the nuggets a day before and then fry them right before eating.

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