Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Simple Lunch - Fried Courgettes with Garlicy Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Still on the summer topic, here's a classic Bulgarian dish, which can also be served as a salad as well. It is also a light vegetarian option for lunch or dinner.
To make the courgettes nice and round, fry them individually and wrapped in a little bit of flour on high heat until crispy.
Best served immediately.

Grilled Courgettes with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

serves two:

3 medium-sized white courgettes cut into rounds 1 cm thick

2 tbsp wheat flour
2 tbsp corn flour
1 tsp salt

plenty of frying oil - I use olive oil

for the sauce:

500 gr plain yogurt
1/3 cup dill - washed and finely cut
3-4 cloves of garlic


It is very important to make the courgettes the right way, otherwise they will be bland and will look unpleasant. The best thing to do is to cut them in thick rounds - about 1 cm thick, so that they don't squash and lose their form after frying.

In a flat plate mix the flours with the salt. Pat the courgettes on both sides so that they are lightly floured. The salt will make them lose water and this the flour will hold to the courgette better.
Set aside.

In a frying pan heat the oil until bubbles appear. Place the courgettes immediately and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden-brown.

For the sauce:

In a bowl mix the yogurt with the dill. Add the pressed garlic cloves and salt.

Arrange the courgettes in plates and garnish with the yogurt sauce.



Tengo un horno y sé cómo usarlo said...

Looks delicious, and it is a really esay, light lunch for this summer days.
Great photo, too.

Sneige said...

Muchas gracias!

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