~~~~I can't believe it's already August!!!~~~~
One of my favorite months.. it reminds me of the summer vacations spent on the beach in Italy. So, today I looked in my friends' garden and I found 3 Zucchini Flowers!! They told me I could pick them, as they don't eat them.. well... that's exactly what I did!! I LOVE zucchini flowers!! It's an ingredient found mostly in the Roman cuisine, they fry them or put them on pizzas as a topping.
I like them fried and I decided to take pictures to show all of you this wonderful and easy recipe. It is a great side dish, appetizer or yummi snack!
FRIED ZUCCHINI FLOWERS
(Fiori di Zucchina fritti)
This is what you need:
- 5 or 6 large zucchini flowers
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 splash of water
- 1 pinch of salt
- vegetable oil
Wash the flowers very gently, detach the little stem inside the flower (and throw it away).
Prepare the egg-batter mixing the eggs with a pinch of salt, add the flour and mix well until creamy. Add a splash of cold water and keep stirring until smooth.
Dip the flower in the batter and fry it in a saucepan with hot oil until golden on both sides.
Let the cooked flowers rest on paper towel to absorb the extra oil. Serve warm.
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