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Zucchini Blossoms

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Summer is my favorite time of year for fruit and produce, that’s because I live in the Northeast.  One of the ingredients I look forward to cooking with is the vibrant orange blossoms of zucchini.  As a child, one of my favorite recollections is of my mom frying up some zucchini blossom fritters.  My brothers and I would wait anxiously to get our hands on a few.  The fritter recipe had been handed down from my great grandmother, but my mom (and I) tweaked it with her own signature touch.  Zucchini plants are always a staple in our garden, and I believe, our family grew them more for the delicate blossoms then for the fruit. 

I’d like to hear if you guys like to cook with zucchini blossoms, and if you have seen them out at your local farmers market yet? Or do you grow them yourselves? If so how do you like to cook with them?

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  • Swoozles | 07/31/2020

    My husband (half Italian) and I grow our courgettes fir the blossoms, mainly. Our season is now (July) and every night, I dip them in a flour and water batter and fry in olive oil.

  • am26 | 09/05/2013

    Would anyone know how to freeze these beautiful zucchini blossoms? Can i just place them in a freezer bag as is, do they need to get washed and then dried and then in bag for freezer, i have so many that i cannot eat them at the same time,please help, as i would like to preserve them for the winter. Thanks a million for your suggestions. Awaiting patiently.

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