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Babs Jul 30, 2008 08:21 AM

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. MMRuth RE: Babs Jul 30, 2008 08:28 AM

    This is my favorite way, so far - risotto:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/441966

    http://www.chow.com/search?search%5Bq...

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      MaryDC RE: MMRuth Jul 30, 2008 09:00 AM

      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!

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        chezfredo RE: MaryDC Jul 30, 2008 10:01 AM

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

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          torty RE: MaryDC Jul 30, 2008 02:08 PM

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

      2. mnosyne RE: Babs Jul 30, 2008 08:56 AM

        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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          anzu RE: mnosyne Jul 30, 2008 09:05 AM

          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!

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