– Beer Battered Zucchini Fries with Saffron Aioli –
These Beer Battered Zucchini Fries with Saffron Aioli are an absolute stunner. This recipe is easy to make, has an incredible explosion of flavors and it´s all done in 30 minutes. The perfect tapas appetizer for cocktail parties, family get-togethers or even if you´re just hanging out at home. My kid´s love these zucchini fries and it´s a great way to get them to eat more veggies 🙂 . To make the saffron aioli I used a Spanish mortar & pestle, but you can always make it in a food processor.
– The Secret to a Great Saffron Aioli –
What really takes these zucchini fries to the next-level is the saffron aioli. The secret to a great saffron aioli is to use high-quality ingredients, like organic eggs, a good extra virgin olive oil and of course some high-quality saffron. Whatever you do, don´t use imitation saffron. Watch the video below on How to Make these Beer Battered Zucchini Fries with Saffron Aioli or check out the recipe card below which you can print. Salud!
Watch the Video Below on How to Make these Beer Battered Zucchini Fries with Saffron Aioli
Beer Battered Zucchini Fries with Saffron Aioli
FOR THE SAFFRON AIOLI
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp saffron threads
- 1 organic egg
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- pinch sea salt
- pinch black pepper
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
FOR THE BATTER
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup beer
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil
To make the saffron aioli finely mince 2 cloves of garlic and add to a mortar, also pinch in 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads, using a pestle pound down on the garlic and saffron until you form a paste, then add 1 organic egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, start mixing everything together in a circular motion while slowly pouring in 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, remember to constantly mix while you are adding the olive oil, once you have added all the oil and you have achieved a mayonnaise like texture, cover with seran wrap and add to the fridge
To make the beer batter add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour into a large bowl, along with 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt and about 1/8 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper, mix the dry ingredients together, then pour in 1/2 cup of your favorite beer and mix it all together until you reach a creamy batter
Grab 1 large zucchini and cut off about 1/2 inch from each end, then cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, stand up each zucchini piece and cut into 4 evenly sized strips, they should be about 4 inches long by 1/2 inch thick, cut each strip into 4 evenly sized sticks, add the zucchini sticks to a bowl with a 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour and mix together to coat the zucchini
Heat a small fry pan with a medium-high heat and add a 1/2 cup of sunflower oil, while the oil is heating add about 5 zucchini sticks to the batter and coat them well, you want to cook these fries in batches to not over-crowd the pan, after heating the oil for 3 minutes start adding the coated zucchini sticks to the hot oil and cook for 45-60 seconds per side, transfer to a plate with paper towels as you finish each batch, continue to do this until all the zucchini fries are done
To serve the dish add the saffron aioli to a plate and decorate the zucchini fries around it, enjoy!
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