Zucchini Fritti

Zucchini Fritti or Courgette fritti is an Italian dish of matchstick sliced courgettes lightly battered and deep fried

The first time I had this dish was at Cotto’s in K’Road, I still remember when I saw a Zucchini Fritti on their menu and was quite intrigued on how they looked like and tasted. I was sceptical at first, but I then realised that Zucchinis can be delicious because I remembered my mom’s Zucchini Bread hence I grabbed an order of it. I was happy with that decision otherwise I would not have tasted this amazing dish. Totally unexpected!

A few days ago a colleague have an abundant haul our courgettes in her garden, she brought a lot in the office and I was one of the lucky recipients, I was given several pieces and had thought of doing this amazing Italian dish. Zucchini Fritti, it is very delicious, and I think it’s a healthy alternative to chips (its fried so I may be wrong) and its very addictive. It can be served as an appetizer, as a side dish or even a beer match. Best serve off the fryer, with a light and crisp texture served with some finely grated parmesan, I highly suggest for you to try it out.

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Zucchini Fritti 1

Zucchini Fritti

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 21 mins
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian


Zucchini Fritti or Courgette fritti is an Italian dish of matchstick sliced courgettes lightly battered and deep fried




  • 6 pcs fresh courgettes, thin shoestring slices
  • oil for frying
  • grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1½ cup ice cold water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. In a big mixing bowl add ice cubes and place a smaller bowl on top.
  2. Mix all batter ingredients lightly on the smaller bowl.
  3. Heat oil to 180C in a deep fryer.
  4. Now dip 1 slice of courgettes at a time in the cold batter, then place it gently into the fryer. Cooking a small batch at a time. Cook for around 30 seconds minute or until it is light brown in colour.
  5. Scoop out everything in the fryer, place in a towel lined plate.
  6. Place in a serving plate, top it with grated Parmesan cheese then serve.



2 Responses

  1. Antonina says:

    Havent tried it yet, sounds delicious. One thing I noticed the sentence “mix all batter ingredients lightly in the small bowl, just enough to make the flour moist” Am I supposed to add a little water, it didn’t say.

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