Oh hell ya!…..Fried Zucchini blossoms

What else can I say? I’m always trying to find something to do with these yummy, yellow squash blossoms. Nine times out of ten they’ll get fried in some way. And this recipe is no joke. Three ingredients (not including the oil) and they are so satisfying and really addictive. I’ve never seen zucchini blossoms available in the supermarket but you almost always find them at farmer’s markets or farm stands. I paid $10 a pound for these. Sounds like a lot but I bought maybe 16 blossoms for about $2.25. They are light as a feather but once you dip them and fry them you’ll probably only eat 3 or 4 at the most. You’ll want to eat more, but the grease will put a stop to that. Definitely pull out the stamins from the inside and check for little buggers that may be hiding in there. We were so impressed with this batter that we sliced up some onion rings and started frying those up. It’s very similar to tempura batter so a selection of veggies fried up would be nice too. A tip though, dip your rings in flour first so the batter has something to stick to. PS: don’t look at the nutritional value below, you know they’re not good for you why torture yourself. Just be sure to hit the gym the day after.

Ingredients (courtesy of Bon Appetit)

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 ounces chilled Pilsner, lager-style beer, or club soda
  • Zucchini blossoms (stamens removed; about 2 dozen)
  • Sea salt

Preparation

  • In a large pot, heat about 2″ oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350°. Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl, then whisk in beer until almost smooth (some small lumps are welcome—don’t overwhisk or you’ll deflate the batter). One by one, dredge the blossoms in batter, shaking off the excess; gently lay them in the oil, without crowding the pan. Cook, flipping once with a slotted spoon, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes total. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with sea salt and devour while hot.
  • nutritional information

    One serving contains:
    Calories (kcal) 117.9
    %Calories from Fat 66.0
    Fat (g) 8.8
    Saturated Fat (g) 0.7
    Cholesterol (mg) 0
    Carbohydrates (g) 8.8
    Dietary Fiber (g) 0.3
    Total Sugars (g) 0.7
    Net Carbs (g) 8.4
    Protein (g) 1.3
    Sodium (mg) 73.8

 

 

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