Fried Vegetable Marrows under Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

This vegetable appetizer is rather widespread among Ukrainians. It can be served as a hot or warm starter. The marrows with light crackling have a piquant aftertaste due to the savoury sauce – the combination of garlic, dill, parsley, lemon sauce and sour cream. The dish is easy to cook, so if you are time limited, then this recipe is quite the thing you need.


  • 1 lemon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch of dill
  • 2-3 lettuce leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) wheat flour
  • 3 vegetable marrow (zucchini)
  • salt – to taste


Wash vegetable marrows, peel them and cut into thick circles. Stir in salt, set the zucchini aside for a while.

Preheat olive oil in a skillet and fry the marrows on both sides, dipping them in flour beforehand. Then transfer the marrows to a paper towel and let extra fat drain.

Rinse and chop dill and parsley finely. Combine them with sour cream, squeezed lemon juice, chopped garlic and salt. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Our sauce is done!

Wash lettuce leaves and arrange them on a plate. Place the prepared marrows there. Spread the sauce above evenly.

Enjoy your meal!

Tip!If you are a vegetarian, then you can substitute the sour cream with olive oil.