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The perfect appetizer or side for your summer parties. Fried zucchini seasoned with fresh garlic, red wine vinegar and a touch of olive oil, all served on a hearty slice of Italian bread! #summer #vegan #sweetsimplevegan #zucchini #musttry #party #appetizer #side #easy #6ingredients

Fried Zucchini with Garlic and Vinegar


  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings

Description

The perfect appetizer or side for your summer parties. Fried zucchini seasoned with fresh garlic, red wine vinegar and a touch of olive oil, all served on a hearty slice of Italian bread!


Ingredients

  • Olive oil  (or oil of choice for frying)
  • 8 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/81/4” rounds
  • 23 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/21 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Fresh basil, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 large loaf of Italian bread, to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large cast iron skillet (or frying pan of choice), add enough canola oil to fill it up halfway. Set it over medium heat and allow for it to heat to frying temperature, about 5-8 minutes. You will know that it is ready when the zucchini bubbles up immediately upon contact. 
  2. Grab a large bowl and set it on the counter next to the pan. You will be transferring the zucchini into this bowl as you fry.
  3. Once the oil is heated, add in a few handfuls of zucchini slices, Be sure that you add just enough for a single layer of zucchini, do not let them overlap. Flip the zucchini periodically until they are golden brown, about 3-4 minutes total. Once fried, scoop out the zucchini, allowing as much excess oil to drip off as you can, and then transfer it into the large bowl. Continue until you have fried all of the zucchini. It took about 6 batches for us.
  4. Add the garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt, and mix until fully coated. Transfer the zucchini into a large jar or airtight container and place into the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. We like to serve this with a loaf of Italian bread. We slice it, toast it in the oven and then serve the zucchini on top with some fresh basil.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Snack, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Snack, Appetizer, Vegan, Party, Zucchini, Gluten-free, Summer