• Zuccuri and Prosciutto Frito Misto


    For the Batter

    4 portions

    • Ingredients
    • Flour
      2/3 cups
    • Cornstarch
      ½ cup
    • Baking soda
      ½ tsp.
    • Sparkling water
      1 – 1 ¼ cups
    • Salt
      as needed
    • Chives, chopped
      1 Tbsp.

    • Ingredients
    • Zuccuri, sliced thin using a mandolin
      32 ea.
    • Prosciutto, sliced thin, sliced in half lengthwise
      16 ea.
    • Lemon wedges, or aioli (optional)
      as needed


    For the Batter:

    1. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Just prior to cooking stir in the sparkling water and chives.

    For the Zuccuri:

    1. Place a slice of zuccuri on a flat surface, and place a piece of prosciutto on top. Top with another pieces of zuccuri, roll into a circle and fasten the ends together with a toothpick.

    To Serve:

    1. Preheat a 350 °F fryer.
    2. Dip the zuccuri into the batter and place in the hot oil. fry until golden brown.
    3. Drain well on paper towels.
    4. Serve with a spicy aioli.
     Variations: Serve with thinly sliced battered and fried lemons. Combine julienned negi and zuccuri with enough batter to coat, then deep fry.