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Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms

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Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Among the many pleasures in tending one’s own garden is having daily access to numerous gold and pale green squash blossoms which must rank at the top when it comes to luxurious culinary specialties.

For in the steamy days of summer even if you don’t have a garden, you can still purchase a bushel of fresh picked tomatoes, fill brown bags of just picked corn on the cob, or choose from mounds of multi colored sweet peppers. But, if you don’t have your own garden when it comes to squash blossoms, unless you dine at a restaurant whose daily access to a specific farm provides for these fried stuffed delicacies on the Plat du Jour, or OK, unless you’ve a scheduled trip to Italy, then the likelihood of experiencing these prized treasures is difficult to be had. 


Despite their delicacy, one of the greatest gifts of the beautiful squash blossoms is their strength to hold many varieties of stuffing such as today’s Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms with ricotta and goat cheeses, some freshly sautéed garden kale, finished with chopped shrimp and crab, a decidedly decadent combination whose flavor is richly over the top, delicious.

Though elegant enough for the fanciest of dinner parties, these pretties were simply eaten on the patio deck served alongside glasses of chilled wine set upon small hors d’ oeuvre plates to hover over while holding the top of the just fried flower using ones fingers, savoring each of the small bites once momentarily drained on a paper towel covered platter.


Fried Stuffed Squash blossoms, like a beautiful woman demand your complete attention. Best if picked in the early morning, each single leaf in the flower yields its stature of beauty exposing then the center stamen like stem for plucking out before very gently and carefully washing both inside and out.

Even tiny creatures find luxury lodging within so in this case staring at the beauty to win the complete prize without surprise competition is highly recommended.

Once carefully dried and immediately chilled, the beautiful blossom to behold shall be yours alone, or whoever you are willing to share with that is.


The squash blossom shows its finest beauty tendered efficiently, preparing its best quality flavored stuffing mixture in advance, and once filled, having the golden oil heated very, very hot, and readied while preparing the batter.

Short minutes later, just one bite of the prized feast leaves no doubt that among the many pleasures had in tending one’s own garden having access to the Squash Blossom has got to rank at the top when it comes to luxurious culinary specialties. Highly prized, glorious Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms.

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