Mixed Fried Vegetables (Fritto Misto Di Verdura) Recipe

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Servings: 6


  • 1/4 lb sweet peas in pod
  • 1/4 lb green beans ends snapped off
  • 1 head broccoli cut thin spears
  • 1 bn scallions root ends and
  •     greens removed
  • 1 x zucchini cut 1/2"-thick round
  • 1 x summer squash cut 1/2"-thick round
  • 1 x sweet yellow bell pepper cored, and
  •     cut into 1/2"-thick strips
  • 3 x lemons cut into wedges
  • 2 c. cornstarch
  • 2 quart extra-virgin extra virgin olive oil for frying
  •     Salt to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a deep pan with a basket till just smoking. In a wide, shallow bowl, mix half the vegetables and 1/3 of the lemon wedges. Sprinkle with 1 c. cornstarch and toss quickly with hands to coat. Toss into a large strainer with a handle and bat against hands to remove excess cornstarch. Drop the coated vegetables and lemons into the oil and cook till golden and crispy (about 2 min).
  2. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Immediately repeat with the 1/3 of the remaining lemons and all other vegetables. Season the warm fried foods with salt and serve immediately with fresh lemon wedges.
  3. This recipe yields 6 servings.


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