Easy Fried Zucchini

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Zucchini anyone? Fried Zucchini is a snack or appetizer that is easy to make. Just a few ingredients and you have some delicious finger-licking starter grub!


Fried Zucchini is an easy-to-make snack that tastes yum! With just a few ingredients, you have a simple yet delicious snack that can be put together in no time. Be it a rainy day or a hot summer day, this mild and sweet snack is a good way to stay full.

Why zucchini you ask? Well, zucchini has a lot more pros than cons.

Zucchini also known as baby marrow or courgette is a summer squash. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Although the Zucchini looks like a cucumber that you’d put in a salad, they belong to different families; cucumber belongs to the gourd family and the zucchini to the squash family.

But more importantly, apart from eating it raw like we normally do, you can add to a great-tasting starter plate in under 15 minutes.

Similar to my roasted fennel starter or fried sweet potato chips, frying the zucchini brings out the sweetness, which is usually very mild when eaten raw. So try this easy zucchini fry recipe and let me know if you like it…

What Ingredients Do you Need to Fry Zucchini?

All you need is zucchini, pepper, salt & chickpea flour, and a little water to make the batter. Oil for frying is of course required even though we don’t use too much of it.

How To Fry Zucchini to make Appetisers?

You start by washing the Zucchini. Cut them into thin slices or long strips. You can remove the skin if you want to, but as you can see we have kept it. It has vitamins and minerals hiding underneath.

Sprinkle the zucchini slices with pepper powder and salt.

Zucchini slices coated in pepper.
Coat zucchini in pepper

Next, add the chickpea flour and a little water to make the batter and coat the slices. (Sidenote: We use flour made from chickpeas because we prefer the lighter gluten free texture, but if you’re okay with it, you can just use all purpose flour for a crisper batter.)

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Zucchini coated in chickpea flour.
Coat the zucchini in chickpea flour

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the coated zucchini slices to the pan and fry for a few minutes. (You can coat the entire zucchini, but semi-coated tastes better.)

Zucchini being shallow fried in a pan.
Shallow fry in a pan
Yummy fried zucchini in a frying pan.
Yummy fried zucchini
Turn over the Zucchini and fry on other sides.
Turn over and fry zucchini on other sides
Warm fried Zucchini slices in a bowl.
Warm zucchini
Warm fried Zucchini slices in a bowl.

Fried Zucchini Appetiser Starter

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Fried Zucchini is a snack or appetizer that is easy to make. Just a few ingredients and you have some delicious finger-licking food to serve guests or the kids!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snacks, Starters or Appetizer
Cuisine Fusion, International
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 48 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 Green Zucchini Sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper Powder
  • .25 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Besan Flour – Chickpea Flour Or Allpurpose flour
  • 50 ml Water

Instructions
 

  • Wash the Zucchini and cut it into thin round slices, do not discard the skin. It's healthy! (But really, if you don't believe me, discard the skin.)
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper powder.
  • Add chickpea flour and a little water to make a batter and coat the slices.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and add the zucchini slices.
  • Fry on one side for about 5 minutes and turn over and fry the other side too till cooked.
  • And your Zucchini slices are ready to eat!

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Notes

  • You can cut the zucchini into thin round slices as we have or even long strips.
  • Although zucchini can be eaten raw, cooked zucchini is softer and has a sweeter taste.
  • The skin can be eaten, there is no need to discard it.
  • You can add paprika instead of pepper powder.
  • You can add various spices or herbs like chili flakes or oregano or basil as well for a different flavour.
  • Serve with tomato ketchup or mayo or eat it plain too!
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Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Nutrition Information per serving is estimated by a third party software based on the ingredients used, and is for informational purposes only. It will vary from product to product, based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. Please consult the package labels of the ingredients you use, or chat with your dietician for specific details.

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Fried Zucchini in a bowl as snacks.
Zucchini for snacks

Cooking Tips & Tricks

  • You can cut the zucchini into thin round slices as we have or even long strips.
  • Although zucchini can be eaten raw, cooked zucchini is softer and has a sweeter taste.
  • The skin can be eaten, there is no need to discard it. We use, just like we do the potato skins in other recipes.
  • You can add paprika instead of pepper powder.
  • You can add various spices or herbs like chili flakes or oregano or basil as well for a different flavor.
  • Serve with tomato ketchup or mayo or just eat it plain too! It’s sweetly delicious anyway!
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Answers to your Questions About Fried Zucchini

Can You Eat Raw Zucchini? What Does It Taste Like?

Yes, zucchini can be eaten raw, but sometimes, it has a bitter flavor, so if you want a sweeter and softer version, it’s best to cook it.

Should Zucchini Be Refrigerated?

Yes, you should store Zucchini in a plastic bag or paper bag in the refrigerator until used. Keep it whole and dry. After it is cooked, you can store it in air-tight containers in the refrigerator for a few days.

Is Zucchini A Vegetable Or Fruit?

While often used as a vegetable, Zucchini is actually a fruit. It comes from seeds and also grows on the flowering part of the zucchini plant.

What Dishes Zucchini Be Added To?

Zucchini can be added to various dishes like soups, salads, or even stir-fries.

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