Frittelle di Zucchine
-Raw Zucchini (amount of your choice)
-Salt (and pepper if desired)
-Parmesan cheese (grated)
-Baking soda/baking powder
-Sunflower seed oil/ Vegetable oil
My First Attempt
This is a short video from my recent first attempt at making Frittelle on my own! It was actually really easy! The frying is the messiest part.
I was starving so I used some left over mash potatoes and turned them into fried mash potato balls as well hahaha.
Fried Zucchini. Simple. Wonderful. Great alone, or with mayo, or in a sandwich. Here's how it's done:
Step 1: wash zucchini, then chop into thin slices, they should look like quarters.
Step 2: place slices in a bowl, sprinkle in salt (and pepper if you'd like) then let sit for an hour. Stir occasionally.
Step 3: after letting the zucchini sit (to absorb the salt), rinse and dry well
Step 4: time to take out the eggs, break in to a bowl, and beat until yellow. (The amount of eggs used depends on the amount of Zucchini. For example: 4 zucchini to 3 eggs, etc.)
Step 5: chop up a bit of basil and a bit of Parsley, then add to the beat eggs.
Step 6: add zucchini slices to bowl with eggs, parsley, and basil, then mix well.
Step 7: add a pinch of baking soda or baking powder (to help the frittelle rise) Let sit for 5 minutes.
Step 8: place large pan on stove top, add oil (a lot, think of making french fries), set to high heat, wait for oil to heat up
Step 9: use a spoon to pour in a little bit of the zucchini mix at a time
Step 10: fry, turn frittelle over 2 or 3 times until golden, no need to cook too long.
Step 11: when done, place on paper towel to dry, this will absorb some of the access oil.
Step 12: repeat until mix is done, don't forget to dry the oil
Step 13: EAT
If you have any questions, or if you ever try out this recipe, let me know how it turns out! Email me!
-Bell Peppers, gutted and chopped into squares (Yellow & Red, even a red and green mix if desired)
-Tomatoes (3-4, chopped)
-Onion (1 whole, chopped)
-Salt & Pepper
-Olive Oil (EVOO)
-Garlic (sauteed for a little while and then can be removed before onions are added)
Sauteed Peppers. Simple. Vegetarian. Great for a light lunch with a few appetizers on the side.
Step 1: First, wash and gut peppers. Remove the seeds and then chop each pepper into medium sized squares (or into long thin slices, depending on preference.)
Step 2: Next, place a large pot on the stove and pour in the olive oil, not too much, just coat the bottom of the pot a bit. Take one garlic clove and chop into bigger sized chunks, add to oil, then let it saute until brown.
Step 3: Remove garlic chunks, and toss them (so the garlic does not overwhelm the dish). Chop one whole onion, then add to the oil. Let saute.
Step 4: Next, add the chopped peppers into the pot with the sauteed onions to cook.
Step 5: Then, chop up 3-4 tomatoes, add to pot with the peppers.
Step 6: Add a few basil leaves, whole. If leaves are larger, cut into two or three pieces.
Step 7: Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
Step 8: Let cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring ever so often, on high heat until mostly cooked, then turn down the heat and let the peppers finish cooking.
Step 9: Last step, If desired, add olives and capers.
Step 10: EAT
(Trick: if it's dry, you've f'd up; if it's moist, perfection.)
A wonderful base for many dishes!
Step 1: Chop onions, carrots, and celery finely. Take one garlic clove, and cut into large chunks.
Place large pot on the stove, add olive oil. High heat. Add garlic chunks, let them brown, then remove.
Add chopped onions, carrots, and celery into the pot.
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