Fried Zucchini Blossoms

New recipe on the blog! Crunchy, salty, and utterly addictive, fried zucchini blossoms make for a delicious starter! One of my favourite dishes🍴 You can eat them like candies; they are that good 😋

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Zucchini Blossoms

INGREDIENTS

    • Vegetable oil (for frying)
    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 large egg yolks
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 12 ounce weiss beer
    • Zucchini blossoms (stamens removed; about 2 dozen)
    • Sea salt
    • Basil
    • Anchovies
    • Mozzarella

PREPARATION 

Gently open each zucchini blossom and nip off the stamen. Place a piece of mozzarella, anchovies and basil inside each blossom and twist lightly to close. Pour 3 inches of oil in a deep fryer or large, heavy pot and heat to 375 degrees F/ 180 decrees C. In a deep mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks and pour in the ice water; mix to combine. Add the flour and continue to mix until the batter is the consistency of heavy cream. Dip 2 zucchini flowers at a time in the batter to coat completely, letting the excess drip off ( this is important to prevent hot oil splashing ). Fry the flowers in the hot oil for 2 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Drain the fried flowers on a platter lined with paper towels, season with salt and pepper while they are still hot. Repeat with the remaining zucchini flowers.

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Mozzarella, anchovies and basil are the main ingredients.
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Be sure to drain the fried flowers on a platter lined with paper towels.
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Serve them when they’re still hot!

NOTE:

If you don’t like anchovies or mozzarella you can always use other ingredients such as ricotta and ham. There’s a variety of combination, just try it!

Hope you liked the post and see you to the next one!

Ciao!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. da-AL says:

    Beautiful 😀😀😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ghadeer551 says:

    The first time I see this food!!
    Looks very strange!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a fabulous combination of ingredients! The smoothness and wonderful chew of melted mozzarella with the brightness of the basil and the salty punch of anchovies… genius.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! You should try it!

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