📋Fried Zucchini Flowers Recipe
A typical Mediterranean dish: Fried Zucchini Flowers or Squash blossom in English, and in France they are called Beignets de Fleurs de Courgette. You can find different recipes for the batter as well as the filling, I use a simple batter flavoured with saffron and fill them with mozzarella and ham.
Servings 5 people
Calories 169 kcal
Prepare the flowers and the fillings
Wash the flowers making sure there are no insects inside. Cut the sepal but leave the pedicel of male flowers. Let them drain upside down.
10 zucchini flowers Prepare the filling by cutting the mozzarella into cubes mozzarella and ham Once they are dry, add the fillings inside the flower In the meantime heat the oil for frying at medium heat vegetable oil for frying Make the batter In a bowl mix the 2 flours with the saffron 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp semolina flour, 2 sachets saffron Then add water and salt and whisk until combined 1 cup fresh water Frying the flowers Dip the flowers in the mix closing the top Making sure they are all coated with the batter Deep fry the flowers Turn them to cook evenly Once cooked, lay them over a paper towel to absorb the excess oil Serve immediately so they will be warm and crispy
Use fresh flowers, best if picked that same morning
Use the male flower as it has a smaller stem
When you make the batter, mix the flour with the water gradually so you don't create flour lumps
Calories: 169 kcal | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 34 mg | Potassium: 1049 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 785 IU | Vitamin C: 70.5 mg | Calcium: 66 mg | Iron: 2.8 mg