Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fried Squash Blossoms...A Fun And Delicious Recipe For Autumn

If you've never had a fried squash blossom you have been missing out on a delicious and fun treat!  Any kind of squash blossom will do.  I've enjoyed this recipe with both pumpkin and zucchini blossoms but you can use any type of squash blossom you have access to.    First you will need about a dozen fresh squash blossoms.

12 squash blossoms
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten  (or 1/4 cup eggbeaters for less fat and calories)
1 cup or so of bread crumbs
bacon fat or butter  (I use nonfat cooking spray)

Clean and pat dry the blossoms.  Spread blossoms open; salt and pepper to taste.  Dip each blossom into beaten egg and roll in the bread crumbs.

Fry on medium or medium-high heat until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

Fried squash blossoms are a fun and different way to celebrate the arrival of Autumn and a good way to use up those blossoms that are so abundant this time of year!

These treats can be very nutritious if you fry in the nonfat cooking spray or with a light amount of olive oil.  If you want
the richest flavor, use bacon fat or butter to fry in.

  Enjoy the finished product!  Once your family tries this recipe they will want more.  It's just a shame we can't grow squash all year round!  I hope you enjoy this easy fall recipe and let me know what you think!  I would also love to hear about your own recipes for squash blossoms so please comment or email me with your ideas!

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