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Battered zucchini, a crunchy appetizer

zucchini in batter

Zucchini in batter are really simple to prepare and excellent to serve freshly made as an appetizer. Here is our recipe.

Battered vegetables are a must to serve as an appetizer, seasoned with just a touch of pepper. However, it is also possible to prepare simple zucchini in batter, a delicious appetizer to be prepared at the moment that can make everyone agree. We advise you to use seasonal zucchini, preferably small and still with the flower because they really give their best during cooking.

Then avoid blanching them first or you will get a greasy fry and a mushy and unattractive product. In fact, fried zucchini must be crunchy and dry to be defined as such. In short, in its simplicity this recipe hides some pitfalls. Here are our tips so you don’t get caught unprepared.

zucchini in batter
zucchini in batter

How to prepare the recipe for zucchini in batter

  1. To prepare the fried zucchini in batter, start by washing the zucchini , removing the ends and cutting them into sticks. If you have followed our suggestion to use very small courgettes it should be sufficient to cut them in 4 lengthwise. As for the length, however, the ideal would be 5-6 cm.
  2. Separately, in a bowl, prepare the batter . Add the flour and salt then pour the sparkling water slowly, stirring with a whisk to prevent lumps from forming.
  3. Heat plenty of seed oil and once it reaches a temperature of 170 ° C , start frying the courgettes, dipping them first in the batter. Cook them for a few minutes until they are golden and crunchy, then drain them with a slotted spoon and pass them on absorbent paper before serving.

Zucchini in batter: here are other ways to prepare it

We have prepared the zucchini in batter with sparkling water but if you want you can also use the same amount of beer to obtain an even more aromatic fried. For the milk batter, on the other hand, keeping the quantity of zucchini unchanged, you will need 100 g of milk, 1 egg and 100 g of flour . The result in this case will be a more crunchy and perfect batter to experiment with if you are a beginner.

Zucchini pancakes in batter

This recipe is slightly different from the one proposed. In fact, it is prepared with a leavened dough to which grated courgettes are added. Everything is then fried in boiling oil and the result is very tasty balls. To prepare them you will need:

  • 2 courgettes
  • 300 g of flour 00
  • 250 g of water
  • 10 g of fresh brewer’s yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • peanut oil for frying

Dissolve the yeast in the water then add the flour and finally the salt. You will get a rather soft dough that must rise covered for an hour . In the meantime, wash the courgettes, remove the ends and grate them with a grater with large holes. Let them drain in a colander for 45 minutes then dry them with a clean cloth. Add the zucchini to the leavened batter, mix quickly and then, with the help of two spoons, fry some balls of dough in boiling oil until golden, puffy and crunchy. Drain them with a slotted spoon and pass them on absorbent paper before serving.

Alternatively, we recommend trying the simpler zucchini fritters .


Like all fried foods, even battered zucchini should be eaten at the moment, while still hot. Any type of storage is not recommended.

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