If you are fortunate enough to have access to fresh zucchini blossoms, this recipe is downright heavenly and brings out all the wonderful herb flavors. These simple fried zucchini blossoms were one of the nicest things I’ve eaten all spring.
Fried Zucchini Blossoms
Recipe type: Snacks and Appetizers
- 18 zucchini blossoms
- A pint (500 ml) cold water (sparkling adds a nice touch), or a mixture of beer and water
- 3 heaping tablespoons flour, or enough to give the batter the consistency of heavy cream - it should stick to the blossoms
- An egg, lightly beaten
- Olive oil for frying
- Trim the stems of the zucchini blossoms, remove the pistils, wash them gently and pat them dry just as gently. Prepare the batter by combining the milk (and beer), flour and egg. Heat the oil and fry until lightly golden.