I know of few Italian Restaurants in America that do not serve fried zucchini as an appetizer option. I guess we all love zucchini, served hot and crunchy, dipped in either a aioli or tomato sauce. Well here is a recipe for fried zucchini that you can make at home. If you like, serve the zucchini with a simple tomato sauce . We like it as is, salted with lemon wedges!!
Crispy Crunchy Salted Fried Zucchini
Its easy to make and everyone will love it
4-6 medium to small zucchini
1 cup of flour
2 cups of breadcrumbs
-Slice the zucchini lengthwise, as thin as possible
-On parchment paper or aluminum foil, or a prep board add the flour and the breadcrumbs
-Heat the oil in a high sided heavy bottom wok, pot or pan until you drop a tiny piece of breading and it fries actively
-In a shallow bowl or dish beat the eggs
-Dip the zucchini in the flour, the egg and then the breadcrumbs…. you can press the crumbs to the zucchini making sure to coat the zucchini well….set aside until the oil is ready and you have breaded all the zucchini
-Carefully add the zucchini to the hot oil, try not to overcrowd the pan….fry until golden brown
-With a Slotted flat spoon carefully remove from oil and place on a platter lined with paper towel.
-Salt with a finishing sea salt
-Best served hot