Fried Courgette Slices

These tasty courgette bites (created by yours truly as a way of using up vast quantities of garden courgettes) are great on their own as a summery snack, with a bit of bread and feta cheese, as part of a barbecue, or as a side with virtually any dish. Since courgettes comes in so many shapes and sizes, I’m not giving any measurements but only a list on ingredients. Things really can’t go wrong with this recipe anyway, so just tinker along!

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Ingredients

  • 1 courgette (medium size)
  • 1-3 cloves of garlic (according to courgette size and personal preference)
  • Provençal herbs (dried)
  • curry
  • paprika
  • chili (according to taste)
  • oregano (freshly chopped)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil

Preparation

Wash the courgette and cut it into slices as thick as a finger. If you have big fingers, that’s fine. Mine are big as well. But back to the recipe. Finely cut the garlic and squash it with a fork until it gets all juicy. Then mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Pour the courgette slices and the oil and herbs into a big bowl and mix them well. Start off with a relatively small quantity of oil so that you can add more if it doesn’t seem enough to cover the courgette slices with a thin film of oil. Take a few spoonfuls of the leftover oil from the bowl, pour it into a non-stick frying pan and heat it up. Fry the courgette slices on both sides at a medium heat until golden brown. (If you use a heat that’s too high, the garlic will burn whilst the courgettes are still pretty raw, so keep an eye on them.) You can either put the fried slices on a plate covered with a paper towel to soak up access oil or eat them straight away, soaking up the oil with bread, potatoes or whatever comes to mind. The courgette slices also work well was antipasti or with pasta. Enjoy this feast straight from the garden (or your friendly neighbourhood supermarket)! ♥

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3 thoughts on “Fried Courgette Slices

    1. Yeah! They’re brilliant for grilling! You can even grill them in the oven and add the oil and herbs mixture afterwards. Thanks so much for suggesting your second blog, I’ll have a look! Great to meet a kindred spirit 🙂

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