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Zucchini Frites with Basil Fleur de Sel
Zucchini FritesIngredients

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • 2 small zucchini, cut into French fries

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 4 basil leaves, sliced into a fine chiffonade

  • 3/4 teaspoon fleur de sel


Fill a cast iron skillet halfway up with vegetable oil, and heat it to 350°F.

While the oil is heating, toss the zucchini sticks with the flour in a large baggie.

Fry the zucchini in batches, shaking off any excess flour before slipping them into the oil. They should take about 2 to 4 minutes to become crunchy and golden on the outside, and soft within. If you are making zucchini chips, the cooking time will be lower. Just remove them when they are golden. Drain the fries or the chips on paper towel.

While the zucchini is frying, combine the basil leaves and fleur de sel. Sprinkle it over the zucchini while it is still hot.

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