Fried Courgette with Agrodolce Sauce

Romana courgette agrodolce

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This easy recipe for romana courgettes with a sweet and spicy agrodolce sauce is perfect for a vegetarian dinner party dish. This recipe comes from the East London restaurant Little Duck The Picklery.


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • extra-virgin olive oil 5 tbsp, plus a little extra to serve
  • Romana courgettes 4 (or 2 regular courgettes) cut into 3cm-thick rounds
  • red onion 1, thinly sliced
  • red wine vinegar 4 tbsp
  • golden caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • dried chilli flakes 1 tsp, plus extra to serve
  • garlic 1 clove, thinly sliced
  • mint leaves a handful


  • Step 1

    Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Season the courgettes and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown, then remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate.

  • Step 2

    Add the onion and turn down the heat to medium. Fry for 15 minutes until soft, then add the vinegar, sugar and chilli, and return the courgette pieces to the pan. Cook for a few minutes, season, then divide between two plates.

  • Step 3

    Sprinkle over the sliced raw garlic, tear over the mint, sprinkle with a few more dried chilli flakes and a drizzle of olive oil.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 461
  • Fat 40.8g
  • Saturates 5.9g
  • Carbs 18.2g
  • Sugars 16.5g
  • Fibre 3.7g
  • Protein 3.4g
  • Salt 0.2g