Fried Zucchini Flowers

Fried Zucchini Flowers

Vegetable oil, for frying
2 large egg yolks
1 c. ice water
1 c. all-purpose flour
12 zucchini flowers with stems
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pour 3 inches of oil in a deep fryer or large, heavy pot and heat to 375 degrees F.

In a deep mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks and pour in the ice water; mix to combine. Add the flour and continue to mix until the batter is the consistency of heavy cream.

Dip 2 zucchini flowers at a time in the batter to coat completely, letting the excess drip off. Fry the flowers in the hot oil for 2 minutes until crisp and golden brown.

Drain the fried flowers on a platter lined with paper towels, season with salt and pepper while they are still hot. Repeat with the remaining zucchini flowers. YIELD: 4 to 6 servings

Hi Aline, This is interesting, but I have never seen the flowers in the market. Any idea where I would find them?
Thanks, JoanieCooks

Hi Joanie!

Hmmm… well you can sometimes find them at a farmer’s market. I used to grow my own zucchini and would get the flowers from my garden. Sorry, I can’t be of more help. Maybe ask your local market if they can get some for you.

Okay, thanks for getting back to me…I will look around and ask questions