Earlier I posted my Most Flavorful Chunky Tomato Sauce and mentioned that I would be posting The Zucchini Flowers Fritters. So here it is! But before I share the recipe with you, here are a few facts about Zucchini Flowers.
Zucchini Flowers or courgette flowers are the flower of the zucchini or courgette plant. The Zucchini flowers have a subtle flavour, similar to young zucchinis, and can be eaten raw.
Health Benefits of Zucchini Flowers
Zucchini flowers are as light and delicate as they are. They are not highly nutritional food. One cup of squash blossoms only has five calories! It also has one gram of carbohydrates and less than one gram of protein, just to give you the picture. That said, squash blossoms are high in calcium and iron and especially high in vitamins C and A.
Preparation and serving methods:
To Clean Zucchini Flowers, wash them thoroughly in cold, running water just before cooking. Sometimes the fruits may require light scrub at places where prickles or dirt attached firmly. Trim the neck and bases. Peeling of skin is not advised.
Zucchini blossoms are also an edible delicacy. In general, blossoms are picked up during morning hours when they are fresh and soft. To prepare, open up blossoms and carefully inspect for insects. Pull off any calyces attached firmly at the base.
Zucchini Flowers Fritters are very easy to prepare. Just a simple batter and a food frying oil and you are good to go. The best way to enjoy this dish is to serve it with my Chunky Tomato Sauce. This recipe combination was inspired by William-Sonoma’s recipe Stuffed Vegetables (Les Petits Farcis).