Cucuzza is a type of squash and is pronounced ku-koo-za or goo-gootz.
Usually pale green in color with a thick shiny skin, this cucumber-like vegetable can grow more than 3 feet long.
An Italian favorite and especially enjoyed late summer and early fall when cucuzza are in season; cucuzza can be cooked like regular squash and are especially delicious in stews, omelets and stuffing.
Fat, sodium and cholesterol free
Low in calories
High in vitamin C
Today, I fried some in a very light batter.
- Peel the squash and cut into thin french fry shapes.
- Season some flour with salt, pepper and whatever other seasonings you most enjoy.
- Add water to the flour, mixing, until you have the consistency of yogurt.
- Beat one egg white to stiff peaks and fold into batter.
- Dip the squash strips into the batter and fry several at a time.