Zucchini Fritti

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

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

Description

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


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Ingredients

Zucchini

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

Batter

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

Instructions

  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, just enough to make the flour moist, do not over mix.
  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.

 


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