Well, the title says it all, so if you don’t deep fry or don’t eat fried food, then this one is not for you…
(You could try Natalies beautiful Baked Courgettes instead and check out her fantastic blog which is packed full of amazing vegetarian recipes.)
But you can still enjoy this photo of some super fresh vegetables bought round for us from our lovely neighbours who picked our tomatoes while we were away. From the field to our plates in less than a couple of hours…how wonderful is that?!
When we are Down by the Sea, a local Italian restaurant does a side dish of deep fried courgettes. I used to order them and gorge on a portion myself, safe in the knowledge that Big Man was not a big fan of this gorgeous vegetable. Of course, the day finally came when he decided to give them a go and unfortunately for me, I now have to share. Must remember to stop saying “go on, try them, I think you’ll love them”. Sometimes you get what you asked for.
- One courgette cut into thick batons
- A little milk
- A few tablespoons of flour seasoned with a little salt and pepper
- Oil for deep frying
Dip the courgette pieces first in the milk, then the seasoned flour and deep fry in very hot oil for a few minutes until lightly browned. Drain, sprinkle with coarse salt and serve. Alioli or garlic mayonnaise is great with them.
Make double if you run the risk of having to share.
43 thoughts on “Deep Fried Courgettes – Zucchini Fritti”
I’ll take deep fried courgettes – yum!
They remind me of Mona Lisa at the end of King’s Road – have you been there? They do a menu 😉
Ooh never even heard of it – love that it does a menu!
Yum. How beautiful they look. Deep fried anything is usually good, but fresh veggies….delicious!
The fresh veggies balance out the naughtiness of the frying!
Wow, these look absolutely munchable! (I know, not a word, but it seemed to fit). I can’t believe I’ve not tried these before.. well, I know I haven’t because I didn’t have a recipe, but now I do:D I can’t wait to snack on these, such simple ingredients.. all I need is a hefty courgette!
They are indeed very munchable – love your word!
Thanks, Tanya. I’m the only one in our household that eats courgettes, so it’s great to have a different way of preparing them. And I’m not going to offer them to ‘the man’. He’s turned me down so often in the past, he’s not going to get a chance with these.
Yes, I’d keep them away from him because before you know it, he’ll be scoffing your portion! Seems like I might be meeting my long lost and distant cousin this week 🙂
Perfect, Tanya! Mom would make these and we kids devoured them as soon as they were cool enough to handle. If she didn’t guard the, none would have made it to the dinner table. She never served them with a sauce, though, but I will from now on. 😉
Thanks for the inspiration.
They’re so good with just a little salt sprinkled on them that you can forego the sauce. An di know what you mean about devouring things out of the fryer just as soon as they are cool enough to handle….it’s all part of the fun!
Aaaaghhhh straight to the thighs food! Must eat them, must dip in garlicky Aioli, yummmmmm……! 😀
If you eat them quickly the calories don’t have a chance to stick 😉
Ah! That’s the trick is it? I must learn to eat faster as I eat so much slower than my partner 😉
Oh my… these look absolutely delicious!
Can highly recommend them!
I think we will love these!
Naughty but nice!
A very yummy recipe and a way to make zucchini more interesting!
Yes, they can be a little bland sometimes (mind you I love them steamed or boiled with olive oil and lemon juice!)
And so do I!
But in my family no one seems to like them….
thank you for this share.
I don’t deep fry, but it’s only because I’m scared of that amount of hot oil bubbling away near me!! These look yummy!
Yes, it can be scary. I use my great big wok, so it doesn’t bubble over!
Oh this is definitely for me!
😀 Mandy xo
They’re very moreish!
Top idea. I’ll be doing this, and there’s no chance that Jenny will let me have them to myself:)
You’ll have to make double!
Hi Tanya, look delicous, have to try them, love courgettes and fried food, so yummeeeeee.xxx
Oh us too – hey, every now and then it’s not so naughty! Hope you are both well xx
I’m not deep frying anything at home these days – small people and pots of hot oil, you understand – but my favorite Italian restaurant makes these, but as thin shoestrings. Hubby and I LOVE them! 🙂
Yes, a bit risky right now 😦 I love the thin ones too – and now you’ve got me thinking about onions done like this!
If you don’t want to eat these fried just bake them, apparently they are almost as delish but even though I am one of those freaks who doesn’t eat fried food I still want to lick the monitor in hedonistic delight whenever I see gorgeousness like this. I can resist just about every temptation out there but fried food has a siren song…that crispy crunchy delicious fatty aroma wafting on the breeze can have me standing with Earl next to a greasy spoon MUCH longer than is necessary. Even Earl (who loves to urinate on every single corner of a building) ends up looking up at me as if to say “err…we can move on now!” ;). Imagining the delicious wafts that were floating around your hedonistic kitchen as you made and then inhaled these 🙂
So funny, poor Earl…you can’t hold him up when he’s on a peeing mission. Alfi is the same although if he finds discarded food wrappers on the floor (in the town clearly, not Up the Mountain) he also comes to an emergency stop so that he can sniff all the smell out of the paper!
Delicious – and beautiful colors. This is a truly international appetizer… Love it! I am looking forward to reading about your fabulous cooking adventures in (wonderful) Spain.
Welcome to the “family” – hope you enjoy!
Indeed! Thank you! 🙂
hehehe careful what you wish for 🙂
I love fried zucchini, my mum used to make it with a tahini sauce dip. I have not made it in ages! I need to change that soon
Oh wow – must try it with tahini sauce dip…that sounds fab!
I’ve never tried zucchini like this before although I’ve seen it on some blogs I follow done like this. Maybe I’ll try half a batch fried and half baked and do a little comparison review of this new way of eating the veg!
Let me know how the experiment goes!
green chili was the most favored person Lombok Indonesia . Because of their tradition like spicy.
good article , thangks
hmmm …. surely taste good