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Pasta with fried zucchini Sicilian

Fast vegetarian recipe

by Ada Parisi
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Pasta con le zucchine fritte alla siciliana

Pasta with fried zucchini Sicilian: Original recipe of a typical first course of Sicilian cuisine, vegetarian and very easy to prepare. Pecorino cheese, caciocavallo or a seasoned provolone add an extra touch. And I think of course of caciocavallo silano or provola di Montalbano. But if you love the Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, it is always a good choice. Not to be missed, abundant of freshly ground black pepper. In season, the perfect crowning glory of this pasta is the Basil, but if you prefer a fresher flavor, the Mint It is for you.

On my YouTube channel you will find a very short VIDEO TUTORIAL of this simple recipe but with an extraordinary taste. This is one of the SICILIAN RECIPES most loved by me and those who follow me. If you want to try a recipe with the same ingredients, but different in taste and in the proceedings, have a look to SPAGHETTI ALLA NERANO. A recipe became famous bell in the world.

What use zucchini

Attention, though, with zucchini that you will use to prepare the Sicilian-style pasta with fried zucchini: round ones in the picture are just decorative, in the sense that was so cute that I inserted in the scene, but The right zucchini to use is the Sicilian summer one, pale green, summer. Alternatively, in the spring you can use romanesche zucchini, those who attacked the flower. With the same type of zucchini you should definitely try the BAKED MEATBALLS WITH STRINGY ZUCCHINI And the ZUCCHINI PARMIGIANE, also in WHITE VERSION.

Ever, I recommend never, use dark green zucchini, because they often have a bitter aftertaste that will ruin the dish. Is, I recommend, not too thin cut the zucchini and fry, if possible, in extra virgin olive oil. And now I leave you with this simple and delicious recipe and new pictures I took. Have a good day!

Pasta con le zucchine fritte alla siciliana


Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


360 grams of pasta, long or short

3 Sicilian green zucchini

extra virgin olive oil

pecorino cheese, seasoned caciocavallo or provola cheese


basil or fresh mint

ground black pepper


Pasta with fried zucchini Sicilian

First of all, look at this very brief VIDEO TUTORIAL.

Clean the zucchini eliminating the ends, wash and cut them into slices about half a centimeter thick. Salt them lightly and fry in olive oil, being careful not to color them too: When they are cooked, place them in a bowl, Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a few leaves of Basil or chopped mint leaves with hands (so the herbs with the heat to let off their aroma) and freshly ground black pepper.

Meanwhile, boil the pasta in salted water. Drain the pasta al dente and set aside some cooking water.

n a pan place the dough, the zucchini and high heat stir by adding a few tablespoons of cooking water. Serve the pasta after sprinkling it with plenty of grated cheese and freshly ground black pepper. If you are skilled in the kitchen, you can also add the cheese directly to the pan, strictly to fire off, and sauté the dough until a cream is formed. If necessary, add a little cooking water. Garnish with a leaf of basil or mint and serve immediately. Bon appétit!


MATCHING: with this dish we suggest an IGT Pecorino Colline Pescaresi, harvest 2015, by "Sciarr" D'Alesio farm. A white with strong aromas of fruit and good minerality, of great freshness on the palate and suitable to dampen the oiliness of the dish, dominated by frying and the presence of extra virgin olive oil.

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Roberto January 13, 2013 - 11:31

must be very good and quick can you provide me with the typical Sicilian recipe of pasta with sardines?

fratelli_ai_fornelli January 13, 2013 - 12:13

Hello Roberto, well found :-)
Yes, is a great and easy to prepare, a winning combination! Of course we will also publish the recipe for pasta with sardines, you just come and visit us and you will surely find it :-)

fratelli_ai_fornelli January 13, 2013 - 14:05

Hello, are Ada. I promise that pasta with sardines will be on the blog earlier this week, Wednesday, at most.

Memole January 12, 2013 - 21:52

Hi, you invited me and I came… congratulations and good luck.
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fratelli_ai_fornelli January 12, 2013 - 22:45

Hello, I saw all your site, I'm already thinking about how to participate in your contest, the only problem is that we have opened’ at the end of December 2012, so it's not like we have a lot of recipes representative of the year…

Anna January 10, 2013 - 15:05

Delicious this paste, simple but yummy, It is a pleasure to stop by, Hi.

fratelli_ai_fornelli January 10, 2013 - 15:10

But thanks!!! I'm going to ask you a little visit…

Jeanne January 10, 2013 - 13:28

I tried it, a wonder. Fresh, flirty and also fast. Thanks!


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