Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Classic Italian Fried Zucchini - Delicious and Easy Italian Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini Italian Style -  Yum
Zucchini Italian Style -  Yum

This is one of several ways I love to do Zucchini.  This is the way my grandmother made it, so I would want to preserve that authentic Italian recipe here.   I will post others, like the Tempura that I also love, but this is the classic that is equally as delicious.   

With two Zucchini plants, you can easily grow a whole lot of this squash.   They are best picked young, before a lot of seeds develop.   Size does matter, but in this case smaller is better...   

So, with summer here and Zucchini growing almost as fast as you can pick them, I am presenting a few of these easy and delicious recipes.

  • Zucchini cut into either Rounds or Spears
  • 2 Beaten Eggs
  • Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • Extra Grated Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  • Sea Salt to Taste
  • High Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Heat up the Olive Oil in a skillet.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix the Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs, and add the Parmesan Cheese if using.   Do this to taste.   Add a little sea salt and mix evenly.
  • Dip the Zucchini pieces into the egg, then into the Bread Crumb Mixture, coating evenly.
  • Fry in the Olive Oil turning to cook evenly, and remove when brown and looking delicious.  It is the cook's responsibility to "Test" the zucchini, just to make sure it is cooked to perfection.   So, you may need to eat a few during the process, just to make sure...    It is part of the process, so don't feel guilty.
That is it!   Don't you love simple and easy recipes that use the fresh produce that is abundant in the season!

I hope you enjoy this authentic Italian recipe.    Stay tuned for my take of Japanese Tempura with Zucchini, coming soon!

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