- Caciotta cheese 200 grams
- Thinly sliced speck 150 grams
- Zucchini 3
- Breadcrumbs as much as is needed
- Salt as much as is needed • 1 kcal
- Fresh mint as much as is needed
The crunchy zucchini fritters are a really tasty and delicious dish; zucchini, cut into thin slices and then breaded with breadcrumbs, conceal within them a soft and stringy filling based on speck and caciotta cheese, which enhances the delicate flavor of this vegetable symbol of the summer season. Simple and super fast, here is a dish that can be served as an appetizer or second course for a lunch or dinner with friends.
How to prepare crunchy zucchini fritters
Wash the zucchini, peel them and slice them lengthwise to obtain slices no thicker than ½ cm (1).
Arrange the slices on a single layer and add salt on the surface (2). Then let them rest 30 minutes until they will be soft.
In the meantime, roll out the slices of speck and place a slice of caciotta cheese in the center of each one (3).
Wrap each slice around the piece of cheese to completely enclose it (4).
Dry the zucchini with paper towels. Then arrange them two at a time forming a cross and place the filling of speck and caciotta cheese in the center of each cross, then close the zucchini and stop them with a wooden toothpick (5).
Put the breadcrumbs on a plate and quickly pass the small fritters of zucchini into the breadcrumbs by pressing gently on each side (6).
Heat a drizzle of oil in a non-stick pan, arrange the small fritters of zucchinis (7) and also add the leftover breadcrumbs. Brown them on both sides, on a high flame, for a few minutes, taking care to turn them halfway through cooking.
Once they are golden brown, distribute them in serving dishes, garnish with mint leaves and serve (8).
The crunchy zucchini fritters can be preserved in the refrigerator for a maximum of 2-3 days, placed in a special airtight container or wrapped on the surface with a sheet of transparent film. Before consuming them, bake them in the oven for a few minutes so that the filling returns to be soft and stringy.