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.
Blooms at the Nursery
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