Friday, August 20, 2010

Something Different

At the Greenmarket, I saw a flower-looking thing being sold and asked the vendor/farmer about it. She told me it was a zucchini blossom and that it had to be cooked. Here's how:

Pull out the stamens (or is it the pistils?), trim the stems and rinse the blossoms. There may be dirt or creepy-crawly things in them. Pat dry.

Then dip each blossom in a beaten egg and dredge in flour. I use Wondra. Breadcrumbs can also be used. Heat up olive oil in a pan and fry up the blossoms till golden brown.

It doesn't take long. About 2 to 3 minutes on each side. When done, drain on a paper towel and salt.

Delicious! Crunchy, salty with a light and delicate zucchini taste. It made a perfect appetizer.

In my next posting, I'll have something truly different--some knitting!


rosi-r said...

I would grow zucchini just for the blossoms. My grandmother's blossom fritters are my favorite childhood summer memory. Thanks Mary.

stringplay said...

Fried blossoms! Sounds like a Southern delicacy. : )

Anonymous said...

Good eats! Cheese stuffing even niftier!


Lynne said...

I love cooking with zucchini blossoms but they are difficult to find and are so perishable! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Delicious photos!

minipurl said...

What a yummy idea. I'll have to try it sometime soon.