Courgette fries

Ditch the potatoes and try these moreish courgette fries as a snack or side dish. Scatter with parmesan before serving

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 230
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 18g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.13g


  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 courgettes, cut into 1cm batons
  • oil, for deep frying
  • 15g parmesan, grated


  1. Tip the flour into a bowl, drizzle in 2 tbsp water and mix to form a thick batter. Season with plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper, then mix in the courgettes.

  2. Pour oil into a pan until it is about 4cm deep, ensuring the pan is no more than two thirds full. Set over a medium heat until 180C or a flick of batter dropped in sizzles and turns brown within 30 seconds. Lower half the battered courgettes into the hot oil and fry, turning after 1 min using a slotted spoon, for 5-6 mins until golden. If they begin to stick together, gently coax them apart with tongs. Remove from the hot oil and drain on a plate lined with a sheet of kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining half, then scatter with the parmesan before serving.

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