Wednesday, May 9, 2012

BLOSSOMS ON THE TABLE

How many years does it take to actually do something you have been planning to do for years. Yesterday was the day!


 Early in the morning the blossoms on my zucchini and patty-pan squash were looking so inviting that I picked eight of them. The first step in my plan to try stuffed squash blossoms. I remember 6 years ago someone on the garden tour asking me if I had ever done this. It has taken me all this time and I can tell you I will be doing this again soon.
I brought the blossoms into the house along with a number of cucumber beetles who were hiding deep down in the blossom! The first job was to clean the blossoms and remove the stamens. I left them on paper towels until dinner time.


I happened to have a small piece of feta cheese which I mashed with some milk to make a soft cheese. To this I added chopped parsley, chive, sage and oregano from the garden which I spooned into the squash.
I made a batter from ¼cup flour, ¼cup cornflour, ½tsp baking powder, ½cup sparkling water and 1 egg, dipped the squash blossom in the batter and fried in canola oil. Drained on paper towels and sprinkled with salt. Delicious.

12 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I may try this myself... in a few years. :-)

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  2. I have been wanting to make fried zucchini blossoms for years as well. I still haven't done it, but I'm glad I waited because I like your idea of stuffing the blossoms with cheese. Sounds very tasty.

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  3. Oh My! These look delightful! I know you will make these again!

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  4. Sounds super yummy! I have some Tatuma squash making big blossoms right now -- I'm tempted to try this!

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  5. Looks so good--I haven't have breakfast yet!

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  6. These look so mouth-watering I could actually eat them for breakfast! Yum-my!

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  7. These look so good.
    I'll have to wait a while to try this. Just not up to the frustration of fighting the squash vine borers this year.
    I'll save this recipe, though.

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  8. Another way to fix my squash overload! Those blossoms do look yummy. I may give your recipe a try.

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  9. Good for you! I love doing this, but my first tries were abysmal failures. Limp and lousy.

    Cheers Jenn, but before we part, won't you tell me where that photo was taken of you by the sea? It looks like our place in Maine.

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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    1. Hi Sharon. Thanks for dropping by. Teh photo was taken somewhere along the Oregon coast last year. We drove up in our Airstream for me to attend the Seattle fling and D to fish. Had a great time.

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  10. My mouth is watering. I have not done this in a long time, and once my zucchini have begun to grow and blossom I am going to do it again. Thanks!

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  11. These do look wonderful! Makes me wish I grew squash.

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