These delicate fried squash blossoms are filled with a creamy ricotta cheese mixture and dipped in a light batter, fried to a golden brown. They're amazing!
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Fried Squash Blossoms

These delicate fried squash blossoms are filled with a creamy ricotta cheese mixture and dipped in a light batter, fried to a golden brown. They're amazing!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword fried squash blossoms, stuffed blossoms, zucchini blossoms
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 15 Squash Blossoms
Calories 79kcal
Author David & Debbie Spivey

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon season salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 10-15 squash blossoms
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
  • Peanut, Canola or Vegetable oil for frying
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

THE BATTER

  • Combine the first 5 ingredients, and then stir in the egg and water until smooth. Store in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.

THE BLOSSOMS

  • While the batter is chilling, prepare the squash blossoms.
  • Carefully separate the flower petals without breaking them and remove the pistil in the center. Combine the cheese, mayonnaise, oregano, and breadcrumbs until smooth.Pour the filling inside a piping bag or use a plastic storage bag and cut the tip off one corner, so that you can carefully add about a tablespoon of this mixture to each blossom and twist the top of the flower tight.

FRYING

  • Heat enough oil in a frying pan to accommodate the blossoms (about 1 inch deep). Get the batter out of the fridge and dip each blossom in batter, coating it. When the oil is hot, carefully place each batter-covered blossom in the hot oil and fry until golden crisp on both sides.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Notes

Recipe adapted from The Kitchn

Nutrition

Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 39mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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