Tim O'Sullivan, Head Chef at Renvyle House Hotel and Commissioner of Eurotoques Ireland has a lovely recipe for Courgettes with Almonds

Courgettes with Almonds

This is a lovely way to cook courgettes.  The fried courgettes make a good contrast in texture and taste to the cream and the browned almonds.

© 'At Home in Renvyle' by Tim O'Sullivan


500g courgettes
40g plain flour
4 tablespoons olive oil
20g butter
40g sliced almonds
120ml cream
2 tablespoons chopped chives
Salt and pepper
10ml lemon juice



Trim the ends of the courgettes and cut into 2cm strips.  Dip in flour.
Heat the oil and butter in a pan and add the courgettes in small amounts at a time.  Cook until golden brown.  Drain on kitchen paper.  Keep warm.
Add the almonds to the pan, cook until brown, stir in the cream and lemon juice.  Season to taste and heat gently.
Place the courgettes in a serving dish.
Garnish with cream, almonds and chopped chives on top.