[Recipe] How to make Courgette / Zuchinni Fries

These courgette / zucchini fries are a great way have fun with a green vegetable, without feeling like you're a vegetarian. As I no longer make my way to the fridge to snack on sticks of beef dripping, for me it's a novel way of being just as unhealthy AND to disguise the taste of eating vegetables at the same time.

Here's the list of ingredients you’ll need:
  • 2-3 egg whites (what the hell do I do with the yolks?!)
  • Cooking oil (better make it vegetable oil - no bloody lard on this blog)
  • Japanese breadcrumbs
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Italian herbs
  • Parmesan
  • Pepper and Salt
  • Some flour
  • 2-3 Courgettes / Zucchinis - cut into french fry sized strips (this job is a total pain in the ass)

To make this recipe, USE YOUR NOODLE. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to work out how this should go down...

Mix breadcrumbs, cayenne pepper, Italian herbs, parmesan, salt and pepper together in a bowl

Whisk egg whites in a separate bowl.

Put the flour in a third, separate bowl.

Slice your courgette into french fry sized strips, lightly salt, then let them rest in a strainer for about half an hour to pull the water out of them. Then dab dry with kitchen towel.

Coat your courgette fries first in flour, then egg, then in the bread crumb mix. C'mon, do it QUICKLY now.

Heat an inch of vegetable oil in a pan, then fry the breaded courgette fries until golden brown.

Finish them off by removing from the oil and draining on kitchen paper. Don't be AN IDIOT and burn yourself.

These are pretty good for starters / appetizers, but remember folks, it's NO BLOODY substitute for bacon.

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2 Responses to “[Recipe] How to make Courgette / Zuchinni Fries”

  1. Yum...you can't beat deep fried veg! You could make your own mayo with the egg yolks btw.

    1. Mmm...deep fat fried stuff.

      My last attempt at home-made mayo looked like LUMPY CUSTARD, but I'll give it a go...