Fritto Misto (Mixed Fried Vegetables and Seafood) Recipe

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Loke Published: October 8, 2021
Fritto Misto (Mixed Fried Vegetables and Seafood) Recipe

How To Make Fritto Misto (Mixed Fried Vegetables and Seafood)

Fritto misto is a traditional Italian dish that combines fresh summer vegetables with seafood such as shrimp and squid to make a light, tasty meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2ozfennel bulb
  • 2ozbutternut squash
  • 2ozred onion
  • 2ozzucchini
  • 3ozcalamari rings and tentacles
  • 3ozshrimps,small
  • ½cupcornmeal or fine polenta
  • 2cupwondra instant blending flour
  • 2cupclub soda
  • 4tbspcornstarch
  • 6cupvegetable oil
  • lemon wedges
  • marinara sauce,for dipping


  1. Prepare the vegetables and clean the seafood. Mix together the cornmeal and Wondra flour and set aside in a large bowl. Make a slurry out of the club soda and cornstarch and set aside in another large bowl.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep skillet or saucepan to a temperature of 350 degrees F. Line an ovenproof dish with some paper towels and turn the oven on warm.

  3. Working quickly and carefully, dredge the fennel in the slurry and lift it out to drain off excess. Then dredge the fennel in the cornmeal and flour mixture.

  4. Shake off all of the excess flour and fry in the hot oil until crispy and golden. Drain the oil from the fennel strips, and salt them lightly.

  5. Spread them out on the paper towels and keep them warm in the oven. Continue with the remaining vegetables until they are all fried, then finish with the shrimps and then finally the calamari.

  6. When everything is fried, gently mix everything together on a warm platter and serve immediately. Serve with wedges of lemon and a bowl of warm marinara sauce.


  • Calories: 2238.26kcal
  • Fat: 225.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.79g
  • Trans Fat: 1.72g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 161.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 38.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.25g
  • Fiber: 2.62g
  • Sugar: 1.71g
  • Protein: 9.89g
  • Cholesterol: 50.89mg
  • Sodium: 111.84mg
  • Calcium: 37.56mg
  • Potassium: 236.29mg
  • Iron: 1.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.89mg
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