Courgette Fries with Sweet Vinegar Dip

Courgette Fries with Sweet Vinegar Dip
Courgette Fries with Sweet Vinegar Dip

Preparation time: less than 30 mins

Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Vinegar dip

  • 2 tbsp SAFARI® Organic White Wine Vinegar
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • pinch sea salt

Courgette fries

  • 250g courgettes, cut into 6cm long, 5mm thick chips
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • Sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Method:

Dip

  • Whisk together the ingredients for the vinegar dip and set aside.

Fries

  • For the batter, whisk the flour and a pinch of salt with 50ml cold water in a bowl until it forms a smooth paste.
  • Heat 1cm of sunflower oil in a large, deep saucepan over a medium-high heat until it reaches 180°C.
  • Test the oil is hot enough by throwing in a cube of bread - it should turn golden brown in around 15 seconds.
  • Toss half of the courgettes in the batter to coat. Gently lift them out using a slotted spoon, shaking off the excess batter.
  • Add the battered courgettes to the hot oil, spreading them out so they don't stick together.
  • Fry for around 5 minutes, turning halfway.
  • Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper whilst you batter and cook the remaining courgettes.
  • Sprinkle the courgette fries with sea salt and oregano, and serve with the vinegar to dip.

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