Zucchini Fries

These tasty courgette fries are a brilliant side dish for the summer, and are joyfully much healthier than traditional chips or fries. A good plan is to make them earlier in the day and then quickly re-heat before serving - but either way, they are a fun thing to eat on the side with BBQs or some grilled fish... slightly salty and crunchy on the outside, and really sweet on the inside, with a bit of early summer bite. These healthy zucchini fries are absolutely the best dish for a sunny evening, especially served on their own with some homemade garlic mayonnaise.


  • Courgettes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Free Range Egg
  • Semolina (or Plain Flour)
  • Rape Seed Oil or Olive Oil

Wash the Courgettes and chop them into batons (!!)

Mine were around 3 or 4cm long and maybe just under a centimetre wide

Make sure they are all a similar size so they cook evenly

Get some bowls lined up – one with beaten Free Range Egg, and one with Semolina (or Flour), seasoned quite heavily with Salt and Pepper

Dip each Courgette baton into the egg, and then into the Semlina.  Give it a good coating…

You may need to do this in batches… in a pan on a high heat – fry the Courgettes in a little Olive Oil… giving them enough time to get a crust, but not so long that they burn

After a minute or two on each side – remove the Fries from the pan and drain them on kitchen paper

(Don’t fry too many at once, or they won’t stay crisp.  You may also need to wipe out the Oil and replace each time you fry a batch)

When you want to eat… put the Courgette Fries on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, and cook at 200˚c or so for 10 mins until hot and crispy

Serve with Homemade Mayo – or on the side with a BBQ.  These would also be delicious with fish, maybe some Mackerel or Cod?!


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