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greek fried zucchini

Recipe by
Maria *

Fried zucchini is a Greek favorite during the summer, often served in the tavernas. It is usually part of a meze platter, sometimes alongside fried eggplant and accompanied with Tzatziki sauce. In Greece, these chips /strips or sticks are served with some salt and oregano sprinkled on top. You can add more flavor by sprinkling some granulated garlic if desire. Many fried zucchini recipes use batter for coating. But most Greeks prefer the minimalistic approach as I do. Some flour and seasoning will do the trick every time. Hope you give my simple recipe a try and enjoy like we do.

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For greek fried zucchini

  • 3
    zucchini, washed well not peeled
  • 1 c
    a/p flour or whole wheat as i do
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper

How To Make greek fried zucchini

  • 1
    Wash zucchini well. Do not remove skin. With a sharp knife or mandolin slice the zucchini into thin strips or into sticks. Place the slices in a large strainer and salt generously. Let them sit for about 20 minutes. The salt will draw out the water from the zucchini
  • 2
    In a shallow baking pan combine the flour, pepper, paprika, and cornstarch. If desired here you can add garlic powder. The zucchini will have released some moisture & this will help the seasoned flour stick to them,So Do Not Pat Dry.
  • 3
    In a deep frying pan or deep fryer heat oil well. Perfect temperature is between 365* - 375*. Shake off any excess flour mixture from zucchini slices and carefully drop into hot oil. Do not crowd pan. If you overcrowd the pan the temperature will drop & your zucchini will not cook properly.
  • 4
    Fry until golden all around. With a slotted spoon lift the zucchini out & allow the excess oil to drain back into the pan. Place on paper-lined plate or platter & season with some salt & oregano if needed.
  • 5
    Serve hot with Tzatziki sauce! KALI OREXI! ENJOY!