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Fried Zucchini Flowers

David Rocco provides a recipe for a traditional Italian favourite – Fried Zucchini Flowers. This is the most traditional and popular method for consuming the flowers from zucchini plants; they feature a crispy and tasty exterior.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 12 zucchini flowers
  • 1/2 cup of white wine (120ml)
  • 1 large mozzarella ball, cut into narrow strips
  • 12 anchovy fillets
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (120ml)
  • Extra virgin olive oil for frying
  • Salt to season

Instructions for Fried Zucchini Flowers

  • With a dry dishtowel, gently brush off any dirt on the flower. Do not rinse with water. Check inside for any insects and shake them out.
  • Stuff zucchini flowers with an anchovy filet and a strip of mozzarella.
  • For the batter, mix eggs, all-purpose flour and wine together until the consistency is smooth and even.
  • Heat up extra virgin olive oil.
  • Gently coat stuffed zucchini flowers with batter.  Fry zucchini flowers in oil until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil and immediately season with salt.
  • Enjoy David Rocco‘s Fried Zucchini Flowers!

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