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Zucchini Donuts


30 min

Zucchini Donuts

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30 min


8 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

If you think that donuts are only sweet, this receipt will make you change your mind. Zucchini donuts are tasty and quick to cook. Your family members will certainly like them.


  • zucchini: 1 piece (small)
  • hard cheese: 30 g (grated)
  • flour: 200 g
  • egg: 2 piece
  • oil: 1 Tbsp
  • salt: 0.5 tsp
  • black pepper: 1 pinch

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Stages of cooking

  1. Fine grate zucchini without peeling it.

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  2. Mix eggs, flour, cheese, oil, salt and pepper.

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  3. Add grated zucchini and mix the ingredients well.

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  4. Warm oil on a frying pan and spoon the batter using a teaspoon. You can also make small balls out of the batter with wet hands. Fry the donuts on both sides.

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  5. Serve warm or cold with sour crème! Bon appétit!  

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History of the Zucchini Donuts

Zucchini, also known as courgettes, are a popular summer squash that originated in Italy. They were first cultivated in the 19th century and quickly spread across Europe.

This recipe for zucchini donuts is a modern take on a traditional Italian dish. In Italy, savory donuts made with zucchini are often served as a snack or appetizer. They are a great way to use up an abundance of zucchini and add some variety to your cooking.

Tips and Tricks for Zucchini Donuts Recipe

When making zucchini donuts, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure to grate the zucchini finely so that it blends well with the batter. You can also use a food processor to make the job easier.
  • Hard cheese, such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano, works best in this recipe as it adds flavor and texture to the donuts.
  • Be careful not to overmix the batter as this can make the donuts tough. Mix until just combined.
  • Fry the donuts in hot oil to ensure that they cook evenly and become golden brown.

Tips for presenting the dish

Zucchini donuts are a unique dish that can be presented in a variety of ways:

  • Serve the donuts as a snack or appetizer with a dipping sauce such as marinara or aioli.
  • Top the donuts with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt and some chopped herbs for a fresh and flavorful twist.
  • Make a zucchini donut sandwich by placing a slice of tomato, lettuce, and your favorite protein between two donuts.
  • Arrange the donuts on a platter with other savory snacks and vegetables for a colorful and appetizing display.

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