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Zucchini Ribbons

Makes: 6  servings Prep 30 mins Stand 3 hrs

Ingredients

Beer Batter
  • 3/4 cup  sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 cup  beer
Zucchini Ribbons
  • 5 small zucchini (about 2-1/4 lbs.)
  • 1 1/2 cups  vegetable oil for frying
  • 3/4 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 bunches fresh parsley sprigs, for garnish

Directions

Make Beer Batter::

1. Place 3/4 cup flour and the 1 teaspoon salt in blender container. Add beer; cover and blend 1 minute or until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Transfer batter to large bowl; let stand at room temperature 3 hours.

Make Zucchini Ribbons::

2. Trim the ends of zucchini and cut into 4x1/2-inch strips. Heat 1 inch oil to 385 degrees F. on a deep-fat thermometer in a deep-fat fryer or Dutch oven. Combine 3/4 cup flour, the 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper in large bowl. Dredge about 6 strips zucchini in flour mixture, shaking in colander to remove excess.

3. Stir the batter, then add the flour-covered zucchini a few strips at a time to coat. Carefully lower the strips into hot oil with a slotted spoon. Fry strips 2 to 3 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat process with remaining zucchini, seasoned flour and batter.

4. Arrange fried zucchini strips on 6 small serving plates. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • cal.(kcal)280,
  • Fat, total(g)14,
  • sat. fat(g)2,
  • carb.(g)32,
  • pro.(g)6,
  • sodium(mg)472,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet