Marinated Fried Zucchini (Zucchini a Scapece)

Marinated Fried Zucchini (Zucchini a Scapece)
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. Olive oil or vegetable oil for frying
  2. 6 small zucchini, ends trimmed and cut crosswise into slices 1/4 inch thick
  3. 2 large cloves garlic, minced (can use minced garlic in jars, sold at our stands)
  4. 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or mint
  5. salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  6. 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, pour in oil to a depth of 1 inch and heat to 375 degrees (test by placing the round end of a wooden spoon in the oil, if small bubbles start coming up around the end of the spoon you are ready to fry!)
  2. Pat the zucchini slices dry. Using a slotted spoon and working in batches, carefully lower the slices into the hot oil. Cook until golden grown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the garlic and basil or mint. When all the zucchini have been cooked, transfer them to a large bowl, sprinkling some of the garlic-herb mixture and salt and pepper between each layer. Pour the vinegar evenly over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving. Serve at room temperature.
Notes
  1. Use only small, firm zucchini (heirloom or traditional) for this recipe. The flavors need time to marry together so prepare it at least a day ahead of serving. The dish keeps well for several days. It also makes a great antipasto.
Manassero Farms https://www.manasserofarms.com/