Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)

Batter-Fried Vegetables

Fried vegetables in a light, almost meringue-like, batter. Delicious! Although this recipe calls for squash or zucchini I used up veggies that I had on hand (cauliflower, potatoes, mushrooms and more!) The results were just as excellent. This is -the- perfect beer food 😆

Batter-fried Zucchini

Recipe By: The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes
Serving Size: 4


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsps salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 large egg yolks, beaten
3/4 cup beer
oil, for frying
2 large egg whites, stiffly beaten
4 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds


1. Combine the flour, 1 1/2 tsps of salt, the pepper, egg yolks, and beer in a medium bowl.
2. Stir until no lumps remain
3. Let rest for an hour at room temperature
4. Begin heating 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large deep saucepan to 365 F
5. Fold the egg whites into the batter

6. Dip the zucchini, one piece at a time, into the batter, then slip into the hot oil
7. Fry a few pieces at a time until golden, 3 to 4 minutes

8. Drain on paper towels

As quickly as I fried a batch it was gobbled up 😆