Lately, we´ve been making a ton of potato recipes here Spain on a fork. Today, we´re going to change things up. I present to you Crispy Zucchini Bites. These Zucchini bites are loaded with flavors, easy to make and done in just 20 minutes.
Like seriously, these Crispy Zucchini Bites are so good, no dip is needed. The best part about this recipe? It´s all made with basic ingredients and it´s a great way to get more zucchini into your tummy.
You can serve these zucchini bites as a tapas appetizer or even as a side dish. Either way you go, the flavors will completely blow you away. Heck, my kids don´t like zucchini and they ate all these up in a flash.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Cut your zucchini into rounds that are between 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch thick. This ensures the zucchini will cook through while not losing it´s texture. Make sure to fry your zucchini bites in a medium heat. That way the breadcrumbs don´t burn.
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Crispy Zucchini Bites
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 64 grams
- 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 grams
- 1 tsp garlic powder 3.28 grams
- 1/2 tsp onion powder 1.16 grams
- 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.20 grams
- 1/2 cup cold water 118 ml
- 1 cup breadcrumbs 125 grams
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil 120 ml
- handful finely shredded Manchego cheese
- handful freshly chopped parsley
- sea salt
- black pepper
Cut one zucchini into rounds that are between a 1/4 inch (.635 cm) to 1/8 of an inch (.3175 cm) thick, place them all in a single layer and season them with sea salt & black pepper
Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour into a large bowl, along with 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder and 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika, mix the dry ingredients together, then add in 1/2 cup cold water and whisk together until you get a creamy batter with no lumps
Add 1 cup breadcrumbs into a separate bowl, season with a 1/4 tsp (1.5 grams) sea salt and mix together
Heat a large fry pan with with medium heat and add in 1/2 cup sunflower oil
While the oil is heating, coat the slices of zucchini, first into the batter and then into the breadcrumbs, making sure they are evenly coated
After heating the oil for about 5 minutes, start adding the coated slices of zucchini into the pan, make sure they´re all in a single layer, cook in batches, after 75 to 90 seconds flip to cook the other side, after another 75 to 90 seconds remove them from the pan and transfer to a dish with paper towels
While the zucchini bites are still hot, finely shred in some Manchego cheese over them
Continue to cook your zucchini in the same method until done
Once all the zucchini bites are ready, sprinkle them with freshly chopped parsley and serve at once, enjoy!
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