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!
Servings: 2 people
- 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
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.
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