Spaghetti alla Nerano

A classic Italian dish of spaghetti with fried zucchini. This recipe takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook.


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 4 medium zucchinis, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions, usually about 8-10 minutes.
  • While the pasta is cooking, prepare the zucchini. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, and pepper. Dip each slice of zucchini into the egg, then coat it with the flour mixture. Repeat this process for all slices.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully add the coated zucchini slices and fry them until they are golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the fried zucchini from the pan and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • Once the pasta is cooked al dente, drain it well and transfer it to a serving dish. Top with the fried zucchini slices and serve immediately.