Fried Zucchini Flowers
|Zucchini/Squash flowers||2 Dozen|
|Olive oil/Peanut oil||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Use only the flowers of the zucchini, removing any stem parts.
Cover with water and soak for 1 hour.
Drain thoroughly and shake lightly in a wire basket to remove moisture.
Heat oil to smoking point in a deep skillet.
Place several blossoms at a time in a paper bag with a few tablespoons of flour and shake until lightly dusted with the flour.
Dip each cluster into the eggs, beaten with salt, and fry quickly in the hot oil.
They need to be cooked only about 2 minutes or until golden.
Drain on absorbent toweling and serve hot.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3180 Calories from Fat 2073
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 235 g361.1%
Saturated Fat 34.7 g173.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 423 mg141%
Sodium 1535.8 mg64%
Total Carbohydrates 237 g78.9%
Dietary Fiber 49.6 g198.3%
Sugars 73.8 g
Protein 76 g152.6%
Vitamin A 177.8% Vitamin C 1190.1%
Calcium 70.4% Iron 130.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet