Frittelle di pasta cresciuta con zucchine (Zucchini Fritters)

Frankantipasti, Campania, snack42 Comments

Pasta cresciuta con le zucchine (Zucchini Fritters)

…the zucchini rest. When you’re ready to fry, take the shredded zucchini in handfuls and squeeze them of their liquid. Pat the zucchini dry and add the shreds to the…

Fiori di zucca alla ligure (Ligurian-Style Zucchini Blossoms)

Frankantipasti, contorno, Liguria39 Comments

Fiori di zucca alla ligure (Ligurian Style Zucchini Blossoms)

…as a filling for peppers, zucchini, red onions, eggplant and tomatoes—as well as zucchini blossoms and, curiously, large basil leaves. The zucchini, onions and eggplant are parboiled before filling, the…

Zucchine ripiene al forno (Stuffed Zucchini Boats)

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

…green zucchini for cucumbers!Zucchini are delicate vegetables. I like steaming the zucchini rather than boiling, which can make them soggy. But don’t sweat it too much; if you boil them,…

Spaghetti alla Nerano

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Spaghetti alla Nerano

…high and space the zucchini rounds to avoid greasiness. On the other hand, avoid browning the zucchini it too much, or the zucchini can turn bitter. Choosing your ingredients Of…

Zucchine «a scapece» (Piquant Fried Zucchini)

Frankantipasti, Campania, contorno, summer33 Comments

There are four quintessential Italian summer vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and zucchini. Of these, zucchini seems to get the least respect, maybe because zucchini plants are so incredibly prolific. New…

Zucchine cacio e uova (Zucchini with Egg and Cheese)

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Zucchine cacio e uova

Zucchini and eggs were meant for each other. They are found together in a whole assortment of Italian dishes, perhaps most notably as a frittata. Zucchini cacio e uova is…

Fiori di zucca fritti (Angelina’s Fried Zucchini Blossoms)

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Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Zucchini is everywhere in our markets in the summer, but zucchini blossoms are another story. They are awfully hard to find. Forget about supermarkets, a better bet is your local…

Pasta con zucchine e ricotta (Pasta with Zucchini and Ricotta)

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Pasta con zucchine e ricotta (Pasta with Zucchini and Ricotta)

…butter for a minute or so, until wilted. Add the zucchini and raise the heat. Toss them as they cook until the zucchini is just tender, about 5 minutes or…