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Squash blossoms

tcamp Jun 30, 2012 06:51 PM

A volunteer squash plant near my garden plot was fatally damaged in last night's storms so this morning I harvested 6 blossoms and several squash before composting the plant. I decided to make stuffed squash blossoms, a first for me, and concocted a filling of mozzarella cheese, shallot, and basil, then dipped in egg, flour, and fried. Boy, they were delicious!! I've always sort of dismissed blossoms but I may be a convert. A bit hard to tell what role the actual squash blossom played in the deliciousness but I'm willing to give it another try.

So what do you do with blossoms?

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  1. todao RE: tcamp Jun 30, 2012 06:56 PM

    Stuffed with ricotta cheese and honey then breaded (cookie crumb breading) and baked.

    1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: tcamp Jul 1, 2012 05:22 AM

      Browned bulk Italian sausage, when browned, drain, add just enough small cubed white bread to bind, cool then add some grated or small cubed provolone, stuff, batter and fry the blossoms and serve with marinara for dipping. Sooo Good!

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        Harters RE: tcamp Jul 1, 2012 08:31 AM

        I've only had them once - in a restaurant in Rome. Stuffed with ricotta and fried. Very disappointing - underflavoured, underseasoned, the filling too claggy, the batter too soggy.

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        1. re: Harters
          tcamp RE: Harters Jul 1, 2012 11:33 AM

          I suspect that you can't do these in advance with much success. We were all standing in the kitchen ready to devour them when they came out of the oil.

        2. chicgail RE: tcamp Jul 1, 2012 10:58 AM

          I grow zucchini plants just for the blossoms. (does that make me a "bad person?")

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            tcamp RE: chicgail Jul 1, 2012 11:34 AM

            Very decadent!

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              angelsmom RE: chicgail Jul 1, 2012 03:03 PM

              Ask yourself he much is zucchini per pound versus the blossoms per pound. I think you are the smart one.

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                weezieduzzit RE: chicgail Jul 1, 2012 08:45 PM

                Not at all! I have 15 zucchini plants (for the two of us...) so we can have both zucchini and blossoms. :)

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                piccola RE: tcamp Jul 1, 2012 07:03 PM

                Aside from what you did, we sometimes use blossoms in a frittata. It's delicious (but not as visually impressive).

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