How to Prepare Tasty Spring Blossoms In Just A Few Steps

So happy to see the squash blossoms at the Farmer’s market last week! Had to get some…

Squash blossoms are a treat generally unavailable to all but home gardeners and habitués of farmers markets. They’re so extraordinarily perishable that few supermarkets bother trying to keep them in stock.

Both the male and female blossoms of winter and summer squash varieties can be used interchangeably. The male blossoms appear at the end of thin stems and can be harvested without curtailing production of squash. . The female blossoms form at the end of the buds that grow into squash and are often harvested with the tiny, nascent squash still attached.

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Since they don’t last much and I didn’t have time to plan,  I decided to go with a simple recipe.

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Squash blossoms have an amazing earthy taste and can be eaten raw, poached and my favorite… flash fried. I stuffed each one with a piece of mozzarella, twisted the tops before giving them a gentle dip in egg whites and then coating them in Panko crumbs. Fried them in hot vegetable oil for only a couple minutes until they turned nice and golden brown.

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The mozzarella can be substituted for goat cheese, ricotta, shrimp mousse or whatever your creativity takes you to! Great for an appetizer, on top of salads or over a squash soup!

Bon appetite!

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