Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Our garden has several giant zucchini plants. We have already harvested and had a full dinner of zucchini fruits, but I was looking for more recipes for the delicious veggie, when I came across recipes for fried zucchini blossoms. Apparently they are quite the delicacy and so I decided to try it.
Above the zucchini plants in our garden and below the lovely zucchini blossoms (one girl, up front, and the rest boys)
I followed the this recipe and tutorial to make the ricotta and garlic stuffed zucchini blossoms . Matt helped, and it was really pretty easy. They were really delicious with a nice zucchini taste, but we're thinking the next time we'll just batter and fry the flowers instead of stuffing them because the filling sort of overwhelmed the delicateness of the blooms. The batter in this recipe is awesome - light and cripsy. We used the leftover batter and oil to make fried cheese and onion rings, yummy. (It's salads for the rest of the week - we swear).

If you have zucchini in blossom in your garden I would strongly recommend frying up and eating the blossoms, both male and female are edible and really what else are the boys good for?


3 comments:

Erin said...

Love when people share recipes! I've been meaning to post a garlic scape and white bean dip, but I have to stop eating it in order to type...ha

Susan said...

I am drooling...

jazzyp said...

YUMMMM