Zucchini Flower Recipe

Stuffed and Fried Zucchini Flowers

from the Slow Food Chefs collection

Ingredients


1 cup all-purpose flour

~ Pinch of salt

1 egg, separated

cup dry white wine

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

cup warm water

6 anchovies, packed in salt (see Note)

12 zucchini flowers

4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into sticks

~ Olive or vegetable oil for deep-frying

~ Salt

Steps

  1. Place the flour and the pinch of salt in a small bowl. Add the egg yolk, white wine, olive oil, and warm water, and stir with a whisk to blend well. Cover with plastic wrap and let the batter rest one hour.
  2. Beat the egg white in a clean bowl until soft mounds form. Fold it into the batter.
  3. Soak the anchovies in water for 10 minutes, then rinse and fillet them.
  4. Remove the stamen carefully from each zucchini flower and discard. Place a stick of mozzarella and half an anchovy fillet inside each flower.
  5. Pour the oil to a depth of 1 inch in a deep sauté pan and heat to 360 degrees.
  6. Carefully dip the flowers in the batter, then fry them in the hot oil until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

Notes

If you can’t find salted anchovies, substitute a good-quality anchovy in olive oil. For a different filling, try small spoonfuls of ricotta instead of the mozzarella sticks. Skip the anchovies and add sautéd garlic, minced chives, salt, and pepper to the ricotta instead.
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2nd Annual Farm Dinner! Need your help!

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We had a great pot luck last Sunday. The food was delicious, very creative & fresh! There were plenty of engaging discussions & also a few short movie clips.
We are planning a large farm dinner September 22nd at Honeyhill Farm http://honeyhillorganicfarm.com/   I am looking for some volunteers to help with the planning. Please let me know if you can help out. We need people to do computer work, help with menu design, marketing, designing the poster/invitation, setting up at the event, cooking, etc. If we could find some free entertainment that would make the event more festive.
We can use donations of food from farmers, local wine or other beverages such as cider, beer or non alcoholic beverages. If there are chefs/ restaurants who would like to partner with us let me know! The dinner will be on a Sunday afternoon & children are welcome. Help us make the 2nd Annual Table to Farm Dinner a great success.
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