Beer Battered Zucchini Fries

You guys know my husband loves to make his own homemade batches of beer and together, we love to find ways to cook with it. Last night, my husband and I decided to make these beer battered zucchini fries instead of the standard french fried potato. I am very pleased with the result, deliciously crunchy coating with a perfectly cooked zucchini center. Yum!

Beer Battered Zucchini Fries

Beer Battered Zucchini Fries
Beer Battered Zucchini Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large zucchinis, sliced into french fry style sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 beer

Preparation:

Mix together the flour, salt, pepper, oil and egg yolks. Gradually whisk in the beer. Slice zucchini into sticks;  dip in the batter. Deep-fry in batches in 370° oil until golden brown.
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18 thoughts on “Beer Battered Zucchini Fries

  1. That sounds delicious. I might give that a go soon, we had something sort of similar for dinner, in a crispy vegetable kind of way, sweetcorn fritters. You can’t go wrong with battered vegetables :-)

  2. Great alternative … but I don’t know if it’s more healthy *smile .. first the batter than the deep frying. but who cares so long as it taste good.

    1. Lol! My husband enjoys the whole fermentation process, he treats it like a scientific lab, checking it everyday, so we end up with a lot more beer than either of us could actually drink. Perfection takes practice I guess. But I get to enjoy making delicious food from it.

  3. Oooooh girl! Beer battered zucchini fries would go perfectly with my grilled buffalo chicken burgers… if only it would stop raining. Gah. You could take those suckers a step further and dip the beer battered zucchini fries in some homemade ranch. Yuuuum.
    Chad’s been really wanting to brew his own beer. Any advice on a good place to start?

    1. Thanks. Ummm… Buffalo Chicken Burgers, I gotta go check that out. Oh yeah, it would be awesome in some homemade ranch with like feta or blue cheese. Mmmmmmm…. As far as beer brewing goes, we started him off on a Mr. Beer brewing kit, like the one’s you see around the holidays. The first beer ingredients it comes with is a simple one, just to show you how to do it. It turns out to be a light American style. Then we graduated up to making harder recipes off of their website, still using the original barrel. Now that he understands the whole process a little better, we are now where he is more adventurous and we are thinking of buying him tiny wood barrels for fermentation, on and on, but to start out for the first few years you need nothing more than the Mr. Beer equipment sterilized over and over.

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