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Fried Zucchini
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3.28 from 11 votes

The CRISPIEST Fried Zucchini (+ 2 ingredient batter)

Soft melt in your mouth zucchini slices wrapped in crispy battered crust. One of the all-time favourite Greek appetizers!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: fried, vegetables
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 416kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized light green zucchinis
  • 210 grams / 7.4 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • a pinch ground pepper
  • 280 grams soda water

Instructions

  • Rinse the zucchinis and remove the stems and bottoms. Cut into 8 cm (3-inch) long slices that are about 1 cm thick (0.4-inch).
  • In a mixing bowl using a whisk, stir the flour, salt, and pepper to combine. Keep stirring while your pour in the soda. Stir well until no flour lumps remain in the batter.
  • Cover the bottom of a large frying pan 3 cm high with frying oil. Heat over medium-high heat until temperature reads 140-145°C (284-293 °F) on an instant-read thermometer. Or simply toss a drop of the batter in the oil to check if it's hot enough.
  • Dip a zucchini slice into the batter, shake to remove excess batter, and add to the hot frying oil. Give it a few seconds to form a crust before adding the next slice (so they won't stick together). Cook no more than 5-6 slices on each batch. In order to not get overcrowded in the pan, and the temperature to remain high. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until deep golden and then using two forks flip them to cook on the other side as well for another 3-4 minutes. Transfer on paper towels. Do not stack them while they're hot, so they won't get soggy.
  • Serve with grated Greek Kefalotyri cheese on top. You may use Parmesan or Pecorino cheese instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3535mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 6mg