18 January 2009
Delicious zucchini flowers
For ages I have wanted to cook and eat a zucchini flower and have been frustrated that it is not possible to buy them (or not in a shop anywhere near me). So I decided that I would have to grow my own. My plants are now at the flowering stage and this week I picked, cooked and ate some of the beautiful yellow flowers. I dipped them into a very light batter and quickly fried them. Inside the batter, the flowers melted into a custard like consistency and they were delicious.
I now know why it is not possible to buy them. The flowers are incredibly delicate and would not last a minute if they were on a shop shelf.
They really need to be cooked and eaten as soon as they are picked.
I made sure that I picked only the male flowers so that I will get the added bonus of lots of fresh zucchinis. Yum.