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Jul 30, 2008 08:21 AM

Zucchini Blossoms

I picked up a bag of zucchini blossoms at my local farm market and would like to prepare them for dinner tonight. But I haven't a clue how, any suggestions appreciated. Thanks

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    1. re: MMRuth

      My Mom used to make these for me when I was growing up and we had a garden. I loved them and it's very simple. She would make a light/loose batter out of flour, water, s&p and then lightly sautee them in oil. Yum!

      1. re: MaryDC

        Mine too. I had them recently in Rome. Prepared similarly, but stuffed with mozzarella and a hint of anchovy. Heavenly!

        1. re: MaryDC

          I adore them. I use rice flour with just a hit of fine cornmeal.

      2. Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

        Wash blossoms gently and remove the sepals.

        Place blossoms in ice water in refrigerator until ready to use.

        Dry blossoms gently and stuff with a scant teaspoon of goat cheese, ricotta, or a mixture of your favorite ‘stuff’.

        Twist blossom ends, or tie off with a chive ‘string’.

        Dip in flour or Wondra, then dip in beaten egg, and then in flour again .

        Fry in hot canola oil, turning as they brown.

        When golden, remove, drain on paper towels or torn grocery bag, and eat.

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        1. re: mnosyne

          Similar to this, my favorite way is stuffed. I stuff with ricotta and mix in dill and sauteed/carmelized shallots, season generously w/ freshly ground pepper and salt, also mix in pecorino or parmesan, stuff and bake. My apartment is small and I get headaches from frying, so I just bake them.

          Another way to use them is on homemade pizza-- toss with ricotta and mozzarella.

          Mmm. Now I need to get some for myself!