Friday, July 4

Shoestring Zucchini Fries

My, was this a tasty way to use the zucchini I had from the CSA!

Shoestring Zucchini Fries

1 medium zucchini (6 oz), trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, halved lengthwise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Halve zucchini crosswise, then cut each half lengthwise into 1/8-inch-wide slices and cut slices lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick strips. Toss with salt in a large medium-mesh sieve set over a bowl and drain 30 minutes. Squeeze handfuls of zucchini to remove moisture, then roll up in a triple layer of paper towels and squeeze to remove remaining moisture.

Cook garlic in oil in a 7- to 8-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Discard garlic.

While garlic is cooking, toss zucchini with flour in a small bowl, then add to oil and fry, turning occasionally with a slotted spoon, until zucchini is golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer zucchini to paper towels to drain. Serve immediately.


Catherine said...

Ooh yum those sound delicious! Now if only a zucchini would grow to maturity in my garden!!! I have had several teensy tiny ones that grew to be 1-2 inches long and then stopped. I think that would be a bit too small for fries! :)

Robin Plan said...

Oh this sounds so yummy! I will try it both with olive oil and my favorite coconut oil.
Happy 4th

Anonymous said...

The zucchini look delicious in your photo, I will need to try this recipe.

diva@thesugarbar said...

oooh! looks great. i've been seeing courgette chips around loads. really shd give it a try. :) thanks.

Hillary said...

Those look great! And not too greasy either...mmmm.

Lucy said...

These "fries" look so good, and I have one Z that will be ready for picking in a day or two! Yumm-O

Manger La Ville said...

These look amazing. Kinda like a frita misto. I love the cut, making them into the perfect little fries.

shannon said...

Made these last night - thanks for posting the recipe - they're absolutely delicious!

I don't eat gluten, so I made them with kamut flour and they turned out fabulous. I was sad I had to share them with my family.