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Spicy Zucchini Blossoms (fried)

I’ve seen fried zucchini blossoms on TV many times but have never tried making them at home. I planted a zucchini plant this year and it’s really doing well.  We’ve gotten several large zucchini’s so far and I decided to try something different and fry up some blossoms.

I started with making a beer batter which I added Sriracha to in order to spice it up a bit.

Zucchini Blossom Ingredients:

1 dark beer (I used Yuengling)
6 Zucchini blossoms
1 cup flour
salt
1 Tbls Sriracha

Zucchini Blossom Method:

Heat a skillet with about 1 inch vegetable oil. Heat to 350 degree.

In a bowl, add flour, salt, beer and Sriracha. Mix into a batter. Once the oil is heated, dip each blossom into the batter to fully coat.

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Fry to crispy golden brown, turning once during frying

imageThese are an excellent appetizer or could be served as a side.

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Ciao, Mike.

Fried Zucchini (Googootz)

There are so many things that remind me of my grandmother, but none as much as Googootz! My grandmother called fried zucchini googootz. Googootz is actually a slang word for cucuzza, a type of gourd found in italy. This can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish. It’s very simple and is always a big hit with my family.

Fried Zucchini Ingredients:
1 large Zucchini
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups italian style bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups canola or vegetable oil

Fried Zucchini Method:
Prepare a breading station by putting the bread crumbs and flour in two separate dishes and another with the eggs and milk combined. Beat the eggs until fully combined.

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Heat a skillet on med/high heat and add vegetable or canola oil.

Slice the Zucchini in 1/4 inch slices. First coat the zucchini in the flour, then the egg wash and finally the bread crumbs.

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Fry in the oil until golden brown (approximately 2 minutes on each side).

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Place them on a paper towel and salt immediately after removing from the pan.

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These disappear very fast so you might want to double the recipe!

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Ciao, Mike.