Saturday, July 20, 2013

How to Cook Squash Blossoms

We have  1500 row feet of summer squash. In addition to the zucchini and patty pan, we get a large quantity of blossoms. We get asked how to prepare blossoms a lot, so here are some ideas we think your will enjoy.

  1. Batter fried - amazing flavor, but adds lots of calories for a low calorie food.
  2. Stuffed with a flavored cream cheese
  3. Stuffed with a flavored cheese, we like pepper jack
  4. Sprinkled with your favorite seasoning or herbs
  5. Dipped in egg and butter cracker crumbs
  6. Raw
  7. Sauteed with your favorite sauce.
  8. Stuff with a pesto or aoli
For serving a large quantity efficiently we like to preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a cookie sheet or two with a nonstick coating. Then stuff the blossoms with your favorite concoction and sprinkle them with your best yummy herbs (we like rosemary and thyme). They can be done ahead of time and then popped into the oven on the cookie sheets so they are all done at the same time. Good for a family meal or for serving at a formal party.

We sell a quart bag of blossoms for $3. It can cost $7 at some of the better restaurants for an appetizer of 3-5 blossoms. So you can experiment to your hearts content and it doesn't need to cost very much.

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