Spooniful Recipes: Stuffed and Fried Squash Blossoms

Stuffed and Fried Squash Blossoms

Stuffed and Fried Squash Blossoms

SpoonFed: Via Saveur

SERVES 6 – 8

Zucchini and other squash blossoms are fried all over Italy—stuffed or not—but this recipe came from a restaurant in Castel Gandolfo, near Rome.
24 zucchini blossoms
3⁄4 lb. mozzarella
12 anchovy filets
4 eggs
1 cup flour
Freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil
Salt

1. Remove stems and stamens from zucchini blossoms; wash blossoms and pat dry.
2. Cut mozzarella into small dice, coarsely chop anchovy filets, and combine in a mixing bowl. Stuff each blossom with mixture and twist petals to retain stuffing.
3. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Pour 1 cup flour with freshly ground black pepper into a second shallow pan. Heat 2 1/2″ vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat until very hot…READ FULL RECIPE

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