|Posted by Bill Abruzzo on July 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM|
Each zucchini plant has both male and female blossoms. The female blossoms grow from the end of juvenile zucchinis. The male blossoms grow from long slender stems. Both blossoms are edible. To prepare them, simply remove the pistils from the female blossoms and the stamens from the male blossoms. Then, rinse the blossoms under gently running cool water. Be sure to handle them with care, as they are delicate and will easily bruise or tear.
There are a variety of ways to cook zucchini blossoms. They can be shredded and tossed with sauteed zucchini, cooked in an omelet, or stuffed with cheese and then dipped in batter and deep fried. For a fun snack your children will love, dip them in egg, dredge them in flour, deep fry them until crisp and golden and hit them with a sprinkle of salt. They are hands down better than potato chips or french fries!
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