Thursday, June 29, 2006

Tempura Squash Blossoms with Goat Cheese

Tempura Squash Blossoms
Since I still haven't found our extra memory card I had to use my cell phone camera for a few dishes that I made this past week.

As you can tell, I took the squash blossoms that I bought from the farmer's market and made them into a crunchy delight!

Tempura-Fried Squash Blossoms with Goat Cheese

1.) Remove the stamens from the center of each squash blossom.

2.) Stuff with crumbled goat cheese.

3.) Heat up deep fryer to 375 degrees.

4.) Prepare tempura mix (I use the box kind, just add ice cold water). Coat the entire blossoms and the baby zucchini with tempura batter.

5.) Drop carefully in deep fryer and fry until slightly golden and super crisp!

This was the first time I have ever had squash blossoms and I was blown away. The top part of the flower crystalizes after being fried and is different from any other fried food I've had. It's heavenly. Plus, the zucchini gets very tender but not mushy when frying this way.

While you have to buy blossoms the day of (or day before) you serve them, they're affordable, delicious, and impressive. I definitely want to make them for company sometime.


elle said...

i have always wanted to try this

Alice Q said...

Hi Kady! I have heard these are really good - and this seals the deal, I have to try them. Plus I got James a deep fryer for xmas this year! When I see them for sale I will definitely get some.

BTW - How do you get the pictures of the books on your sidebar? I still haven't figured out how to do that. - Alice

FireFlyFiftyFive said...

Lookin' good! I like that they look so lightly battered. I've never had a squash blossom before - plus I've never deep fried before except that year I worked in fast food.

Gourmetish said...

You don't know what you've been missing! While I'm eating fairly healthy these's nice to be able to deep fry occasionally (esp. in this case).

You all NEED to try these!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for coming to the Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market, Kady! --Christy, FM Manager