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Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Posted by Peggy on July 25, 2009

Recipe: Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces soft (spreadable) goat cheese 1 tablespoon minced shallot (garlic or snipped chives may be substituted)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as thyme, tarragon and basil
  • 12 fresh squash blossoms
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1 cup canola oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. Combine goat cheese, shallot and herbs and season to taste with freshly ground pepper.
  2. Form 12 rounded teaspoons of goat cheese. Carefully make a slit through each blossom, leaving the stem intact. Stuff each blossom with a teaspoon of the herbed cheese. (Refer to photo above.) Gently twist closed and set aside.
  3. In each of three bowls place flour, eggs and panko. Coat each blossom in flour, dip in egg, then completely coat in panko.
  4. Place oil in large sauté pan pan and heat to medium-high heat. Oil should sizzle when you put a bit of panko in it.
  5. Gently transfer each blossom to the hot oil and cook until golden brown,turning to brown all sides,about 4 minutes. Transfer blossoms to paper towels to drain. Serve.

Time: 45 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 12 fried blossoms

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