Zucchini is a member of the cucumber family but unlike the cucumber, it is usually cooked before eating.
Zucchinis may be steamed, grilled or fried.
We have included 2 Methods of frying Zucchini.
Method 1 - Fried Zucchini
Cut each Zucchini in two then slice into 1/4 inch pieces. It is not necessary to remove the skin.
Slice the Onion into thin slices and chop the Garlic.
Heat the Oil in frying pan at medium level. Add thinly sliced Onion and chopped Garlic.
Sautee until Onions are golden in colour.
Gently place the Zucchini slices in the heated oil and allow them to turn brown
(approx. 3 to 4 minutes).
Turn slices over and brown as above.
Once cooked, place Zucchini slices on a plate and garnish with Parmesan or Roman cheese.
Fried Zucchini is excellent as a side dish.
Method 2 - Breaded Fried Zucchini
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Soya Oil
1 cup of Breadcrumbs
Wash Zucchinis to remove any residue. Cut off the stem at the top, and the bottom end.
Cut each Zucchini into thin slices cut Zucchini in two and slice lengthwise into thin slices.
In a glass bowl, whisk the Egg. Spread Breadcrumbs evenly on a large plate.
Heat Oil in a large frying pan at medium level.
Dip Zucchini slices in Egg batter, place on the Breadcrumbs, turn over so that each side is evenly coated with Breadcrumbs.
Carefully place in slice in the heated Oil and brown on each side for 3 to 5 minutes.
Turn each slice over and brown.
Remove from heat to a serving plate and garnish with Parmesan or Romano Cheese.
Method 3 - Fried Zucchini coated with Flour
Prepare Zucchini as above. However, substitute 2 - 3 tbsp. Flour and 1/4 cup of Water. Combine water and Flour to form a batter.
Dip each slice of Zucchini in the batter and fry evenly on both sides until golden brown in colour approx. 5 minutes.
This method is an alternative to having the Zucchini saturated in oil.
You may serve this accompanied by Yogourt.
There are many methods of cooking Zucchini. Explore the possibilities, for example, Stuffed Zucchini and Green Peppers, or Potatoes and Zucchini in Tomato Paste.
Additionally, Zucchini may be eaten raw in a salad, fried as above or added to soups and stews.
Please Note: Salt is used as an ingredient in many recipes from all over the world, however, in this website, we have mentioned the ingredient salt, in the following recipes