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