Shoestring Zucchini Fries
It’s Monday. Let’s eat all the fried foods.
I think we deserve it. Plus, I fried a green vegetable so I’m fairly positive this doesn’t even count. That’s how calories work, right?
Glad we sorted that out.
But seriously…fried zucchini, or zucchini frites, is probably one of my most favorite appetizers ever. Ever, ever, ever!
I can’t get enough of it. Whenever my family goes to a restaurant that offers fried zucchini (which sadly is not too many restaurants), we can’t help but order it. It is in our Italian blood.
The only problem is that we are extremely picky fried zucchini lovers. We’re picky about a lot of things (oh, the joys of growing up in a food-obsessed family!), but we are very picky about fried zucchini.
In my mind, zucchini fries have to meet a few key requirements.
They have be served piping hot out of the fryer (like burn-your-mouth-hot). They have to have a very, very thin batter coating (no thick breadcrumbs, please). And they always, always, ALWAYS have to be served with fresh lemon wedges.
And no, you can never have enough lemon.
These shoestring zucchini fries meet all of these requirements, and then some. To achieve the light and crisp texture, the zucchini slices are dipped in milk and then tossed gently in seasoned flour before going into the fryer.
I know that deep frying can be a pain sometimes, but guys, I promise these fries are worth the hassle. I made the mistake of testing these when no one was home, and I pretty much had to force myself from eating the entire batch <– Truth.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 26g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 23mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 1g