If you’re not familiar with the joys of stuffed zucchini blossoms then you don’t know what you’re missing. These little bites of heaven are amazingly delicious and so very easy to make.
I’ve made zucchini blossoms more ways than you can probably imagine, but I always come back to my original recipe, my interpretation of a Classic Tuscan Recipe for Fried Squash Blossoms (fiori di zucca fritti).
What do I need to make Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms?
They’re not difficult to make and only require a few ingredients.
- zucchini blossoms (or squash blossoms)
- ricotta cheese
- grated Romano cheese
- shredded mozzarella (or fontina)
- sea salt and black pepper
- granulated garlic
- cooking oil
- fresh chopped parsley or basil
How do I make Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms?
The first step is filling the blossoms with the ricotta cheese mixture. While a pastry bag definitely makes the job easier, the blossoms can be filled by hand using a spoon.
Next, get the egg batter ready.
After a quick dip in the egg batter, gently place the blossoms into a heated frying pan with hot oil.
Don’t overcrowd the pan.
After sauteing to a nice golden brown its time to turn over the blossoms and do the other side.
Chef Dennis Tip-
Drain the finished blossoms on a paper towel to get rid of the excess oil.
Sprinkle the finished blossoms with grated Romano Cheese, Sea Salt and Black Pepper and you’re ready to enjoy a taste of Italy!
Can’t you just taste them? These stuffed squash blossoms like little bites of heaven….sigh
What’s the Best Filling for Fried Zucchini Blossoms?
The best zucchini blossom filling is simple and easy to customize. Start with a good quality ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic, parmesan cheese or Romano cheese, an egg for binding, and salt and pepper. You can customize the stuffing with fresh herbs and other types of cheese.