KENILWORTH, NJ - Welcome to Cooking in Kenilworth. Each week TAPintoKenilworth will showcase a new recipe. This week is Fried Zucchini Flowers.
Submitted By: Alessandra Bonacchi
Here is the recipe for the fried zucchini flowers. I learned to make these watching my mom and dad make them, so I never really wrote down a recipe before. It's pretty simple, but I tried to put some basic measurements to it and adjust depending on the number of Zucchini Flowers one is making.
For 20 Zucchini Flowers, make the batter by hand-mixing:
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of water
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of dry yeast
(the batter is similar in consistency to pancake batter)
Prep the flowers by gently rinsing & drying them. Remove the flower stamen and stem.
2 oz. fresh mozzarella (cut into strips slightly smaller than the zucchini flower).
Heat pan with plenty of frying oil.
Place 1 piece of mozzarella in each flower. Put the stuffed zucchini flower through the batter and gently drop in the frying oil. Fry evenly and both sides.
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