Have you ever heard of zucchini flowers before? If you’ve looked at our menu or dined with us in the past, you’ll likely have seen them grouped in with our selection of appetizers. They’re a light, fun to eat appetizer that will fill you up without piling too much onto the calorie count. If you’ve ever tried to make them yourself, you’ll realize that its not as easy as it sounds! In order to make the best zucchini flowers possible, there are a few tips that you should take into consideration. We give you our best advice for making zucchini flowers below!
Don’t Be Afraid to Add Some Cheese
Let’s be honest: the flavor profile of zucchini flowers isn’t exactly the most diverse. In order to make your zucchini flowers taste as good as possible, you’ll need to mix and match what you add to it! Some fried zucchini flower recipes call for the addition of cheeses such as mozzarella and ricotta to the mix. You’ll only be making it tastier by adding new things, so don’t be afraid to!
Check Your Farmers Market Diligently
Perhaps the hardest part of making zucchini flowers is finding them to begin with. It’s even harder to find zucchini flowers that are in bloom! If you’re looking to make this mouthwatering appetizer, take some time to peruse your local farmer’s market. Don’t just pick the first ones you see either; take some time to look over each one for texture and look. If it looks to be a good match, you’re on the right track!
Be Careful Not To Over-fry
Zucchini flowers are delicate, which means they should be treated as such in the kitchen! When you fry your zucchini flowers, don’t turn it up more than medium heat. If you do, you could risk burning your flowers! You don’t even need to cook them that long either; around 3-5 minutes on a medium heat is good enough to get a satisfying final result.
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