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"But just 'cause this one is simple don't mean it ain't also scrumptious. With its perfectly crispy coatin', fried zuchii is an ideal way to start off any meal and impress your guests. It can make even a novice chef look like they studied under the great Jlibbous of Zenn-La."
―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook[src]

Flash-fried zuchii was a dish made with fried zuchii, a green vegetable. When Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs used a cooking competition to determine who murdered Robbs Ely on Takodana, he ate a poor representation of the dish cooked by Devaronian prep cook Sama Macoy. After Takodana Castle was destroyed, Tuggs served the snack at Tuggs' Grub included a recipe for flash-fried zuchii in The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook.

Description[]

Flash-fried zuchii was a dish based on fresh zuchii, a juicy and sweet green vegetable. The zuchii was cut into sticks, coated with breading, and flash-fried to make it golden-brown and crispy, then it was served with tangy sauce.[1] It was considered a classic dish.[2]

History[]

Before the Battle of Takodana in 34 ABY,[3] Artiodac chef Strono Tuggs ran the kitchen at Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana. After his sous-chef Robbs Ely was murdered, Tuggs held a cooking competition to replace Ely and secretly uncover which cook was the killer. When Devaronian prep cook Sama Macoy's Devaronian Soufflé detonated, she made a last-minute replacement with flash-fried zuchii. It was inferior in flavor and texture and failed to impress Tuggs or the judges, a pair of BD-3000 luxury droids named Carly and J'Nell who had murdered Ely.[2]

Tuggs grew zuchii in his garden and cooked the dish while on Takodana. Following the destruction of the castle, he served the dish at his traveling restaurant, Tuggs' Grub, which he operated out of a modified transport and was known to station at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Black Spire Outpost on the Outer Rim planet Batuu. He also included the recipe in his cookbook, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Flash-fried zuchii first appeared in the 2016 short story "A Recipe for Death" written by Landry Q. Walker.[2] It was first pictured in the 2019 recipe book Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, which was authored by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Marc Sumerak. The out-of-universe recipe requires an oil such as canola oil for frying and the ingredients panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, all-purpose flour, egg, buttermilk, and zucchini.[1]

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