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Old 06-09-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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Zucchini Flowers

I have been reading this site for awhile and it has great info.

When I was young I remember gardening with my grandfather. Every year when the zucchini plants (I think they were zucchini) would flower we would go out and pick the male (I believe that is what he said) only flowers batter them and fry them up. They were always a treat.

I suffer from what most you people do and did that is never paying attention.

Is anyone here familiar with what I am talking about? If so my specific questions are:

1. Is male flowers correct and how do you tell the differnce
2. Am I remembering it being zucchini correctly.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-09-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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i have had them in restaurants. however have never made myself. try doing a search on google. more info than u can ever use. lol

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Old 06-09-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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Ive stuffed them with brie, then egg and bread crummed them then fried. The cheese melts and it is great. Im sure there are other versions of the stuffed , fried flower
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Squash blossoms are very popular here - always available in the produce department and markets. I've never cooked with them, but had some wonderful chicken/squash blossom crepes in a nice restaurant here, garnished with huitacochle (corn fungus). Yum.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:36 PM   #5
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they are wonderful. stuff with cheese or chopped salumi of some kind, or a mixture. egg and bread or make a simple batter (beer or tempura or even a simple pancake batter) and fry. really delicious!
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:22 PM   #6
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HERE is a good link to go by, and some fairly straight forward preparations for them.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:43 PM   #7
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ooooooooooh I love those!
Best ones I've had yet were in Houston a few months back. VERY lightly battered, fried, but no drippy greasy residue...stuffed with cream cheese and some type of herb. There was a lemon-cream-white wine sauce to dip them in. AMAZING!

PS - great site, TATT!
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I really like zucchini/squash blossoms. Great link, TATT. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:13 PM   #9
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Many thanks to everyone especially for sharing the link with pictures. I love pictures.

I glad I found this site. I have asked many people in the past and they look at me like I am crazy for eating a flower.

Thanks again.

PS I just waiting for the blooms!
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:16 PM   #10
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Almost forgot, what other squash blooms are tasty?
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