Flash-fried courgettes

Flash-fried courgettes

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(6 ratings)


Serves 4
A dusting of flour and a sprinkling of rosemary are the secrets of this crisp and fragrant side dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (for the fish only)

  • kcal179
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.25g
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  • 600g courgette



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 3-4 tbsp plain flour
  • splash olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • sprig fresh rosemary



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…


  1. Slice the courgettes in a food processor, using the fine disc, and pat dry on a clean tea towel. Toss the slices in a plastic bag with the flour, well seasoned. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan with the rosemary, discarding the herb when the oli is hot, and add 1⁄4 of the courgettes. Fry the courgettes in batches on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes until light golden. Drain on kitchen paper, serve hot.

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Ellen Ray's picture
Ellen Ray
28th Jun, 2020
Great recipe to use up courgettes, I added spices to the flour (smoked paprika, cayenne pepper) and added garlic to the oil as someone here suggested. Also added finely chopped mint to serve, with sweet chilli sauce for dipping - lovely!
10th Aug, 2012
A favourite vegetable course of mine. Once you've fried severable batches and drained them on kitchen paper, sprinkle them with a white wine vinegar and finely chopped mint, then leave to chill. They're delicious as part of a summer antipasto
30th Sep, 2009
Tried the recipe and found it a quick way to have cougettes and added taste to what can be a plain flavour
7th Sep, 2009
Very nice, even nicer served with some crushed garlic flavoured yoghurt "sauce"
13th Jul, 2009
tried this tonight really tasty and crisp. we have a lot of courgettes since we have a veg garden. I did add some some garlic to the olive oil/rosemary. aoife
31st Mar, 2008
very nice with sliced garlic added
15th Aug, 2013
Why, under the nutrition per serving does it state 'for the fish only' when there is no fish in this recipe?
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