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!