Need help with zucchini or squash flowers
I'm growing zucchini mainly for the flowers because I recently had them at a restaurant stuffed with ricotta cheese. lightly battered and fried. I want to make this at home!
When is it best to harvest? Obviously you pick them before the flower drops from the fruit, but should you pick them before the fruit forms or is it better when there is a tiny zucchini or squash attached?
How can I store the flowers until I have enough to cook for several people?
Anybody have any good recipes for the flowers?
I've made them stuffged w/ fresh goat cheese and dipped in tempura batter & fried - pure heaven! I don't blame u one bit for growing the squash just for the blossoms!
I purchased the flowers fresh at a farmer's market. I wouldn't think they freeze well.
Just pick when large, remove base and stamens. I can never get them to last; and prepare them soon after picking. Light tempura batter or opened and flat in a crepe for me. Can also roll them into a pasta sheet when making pasta.