Deep-Fried Zucchini Thins

Author: Canadian Living

At Milos, the elegant Hilton Hotel restaurant opened just before the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Montreal-based restaurateur and owner Costas Spiliadis cannot take these thins off the menu. To be enjoyed to their fullest, it unfortunately requires that someone fries while everyone else munches. I recommend you take turns at the stove.

  • Portion size 90 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz zucchinis trimmed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • vegetable oil for deep-fying
Batter :
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cups water

Method

Batter: In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Add water; whisk until smooth. Cover and let stand for 1 hour at room temperature. Rewhisk to use.

Using mandoline or sharp knife, diagonally slice zucchini as thinly as possible.
In shallow bowl, whisk flour with salt. In large saucepan or deep-fryer, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (180°C).

One at a time and using tongs, dip zucchini slices first into flour mixture then into batter, letting excess drip off. Deep-fry, about 6 at a time and removing any fried batter between batches, until crisp and light golden, about 1-1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towel–lined baking sheet.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 22 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 10.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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