Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fried Squash Blossoms, gluten free as always

Hi everyone! Mmmmm squash blossoms! I was so excited to get some from my local farmer... so I made these! This is a really simple recipe. I just used what I had on hand, and mostly everything "to taste". You can too... don't be afraid, go ahead and experiment! If you are headed to the store, go ahead and buy marscarpone instead of the goat and cream cheese if you want... use any kind of soft creamy cheese you like. They were really fun to make and so delicious!!!
I guess I was so excited about eating these I don't have a picture of them already made. Instead, enjoy this lovely picture of some zucchini, squash, and the squash blossoms before I stuffed, fried, and thoroughly enjoyed them!! By the way, these are actually zucchini blossoms...

Fried Squash Blossoms

4 squash or zucchini blossoms, stamen removed
2.5 - 3 ounces herbed goat cheese, softened
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
red pepper flakes
dried oregano
salt & pepper
your choice of gluten free flour, nut flour will be best for low carb
1 egg
splash of whole milk
organic coconut or palm oil for frying

Gently wash the squash blossoms in cold water to clean. Turn them upside down remove most of the water, then set aside to drain on paper towels. Mix together cheese and spices to taste. Stuff blossoms with cheese stuffing and twist the tops closed. It should stay that way because it will stick to the cheese mixture.

Set up two bowls side by side. In one bowl, scramble the egg with the splash of milk. In the other, place the flour. Dredge the stuffed blossoms carefully in the egg/milk and then in the flour and set on a plate.

Heat up your oil in a pan and fry the blossoms on each side, place on a plate with a paper towel to soak up excess grease and serve immediately.

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