Tom's Journal - Fiori Di Zucca (Fried Squash Blossoms)
Jun 11, 2012
Well, I can add another delicious item to my cooking repertoire thanks again to my next door neighbor Rita. Oh man were they good!
Our squash are just now starting to rock and the blossoms are all over the place. One thing I found out immediately is that Rita uses blossoms with stems only (in other words, not attached to the fruit as we normally see). In Italy, in fact, she says they grow ornamental squash plants that don't bear fruit but only flower, just for utilizing for Fiori di Zucca. I will insert additional instructions where necessary to the enclosed photos. Short of that though, here are the ingredients:
1. Squash flowers
2. Fresh mozzarella
6. Cooking oil (we used sunflower oil)
7. Spakling water
I wish you all could have been there!