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Fried Zucchini Blossoms

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Fried Zucchini Blossoms

Fried Zucchini Blossoms

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A quick dip in a simple batter and another dip in hot oil makes a classic Italian summer treat of delicately fried zucchini blossoms. Feel free to stuff the flowers with a bit of soft cheese — fresh goat cheese or ricotta — before dipping in the batter, if you like.

You can find zucchini blossoms at many farmers markets. They should be used as soon after picking as possible.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Oil for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup club soda
  • 1 to 2 dozen zucchini blossoms

Preparation:

  1. Heat about 1/2 inch oil in a wide, deep pan to 375°.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat egg. Beat in flour and 1/4 tsp. salt to make a thick batter. Whisk in enough of the club soda to make a very thin batter.
  3. Dip each zucchini blossom in the batter to coat. Gently place in the oil and cook, undisturbed, until golden on one side, about 3 minutes. Turn over and cook until golden on other side, about 2 minutes. Quickly drain on a layer of paper towels, sprinkle with salt, and serve immediately.

Makes 1 to 2 dozen Fried Zucchini Blossoms.

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Fried Zucchini Blossoms, Member stanom

All 4 of my grandparents were Italian, and my mom was a great cook. Recently I saw zucchini blossoms at a local farmer's market...seeing them brought back wonderful memories. I bought some, but since mom is gone I had no idea how to cook them. Tried this recipe and it is wonderful! I will be making more of these....very good!

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