Zucchine alla Poverella (aka isi)

 

This is a traditional dish from Puglia, it is ideal to accompany some appetizers or fresh fish or you can mix them with a bowl of pasta. The mint and vinegar gives the zucchini a very fresh taste, just what you want on a hot summer day.

4-6 small zucchini, cut evenly in rondelles of about 4-5 mm
Mint (to your liking, I used about a handful), finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of lemon juice, fresh
1 -2 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
Olive oil to fry zucchini
Salt, pepper

 

Cut the zucchini and let the water drain in a bowl (i usually put the zucchini on a plate and cover them with a second heavy plate, so the water extracts from the zucchini, takes about 1hr)
In a pan, fry the zucchini in enough olive oil until golden brown (medium heat).
Turn off the gas and add the mint, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice. Stir well, season with salt and pepper. Let cool off in a bowl and enjoy luke warm or cold.

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