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Fried Squash Blossoms

July 13th, 2008

I’ve heard you could eat squash blossoms, however I’ve never eaten them. They are very common in Mexican cuisine.

I’m an adventurous cook and eater, so with an abundance of squash blossoms on my hands, I decided to give them a try. I picked 4 male squash blossoms (the females produce the fruit, the males just produce pollen).

I finally decide that for the first try, stuffing them with cheese and deep frying them couldn’t fail me. So I whipped up a simple batter of flour and water mixed until slightly runny (I also added a pinch of salt & some freshly ground black pepper). I stuffed the blossoms with some white cheddar cheese and dredged them in the batter. Then I dropped them in some hot oil and fried them for a few minutes on each side.

I must say, Mr. Chiots and I liked them. I will be trying them in different recipes in the near future! I think I will stuff them with green chiles, onions, and Monterrey jack cheese next – MMM squash blossoms poppers.

4 Comments to “Fried Squash Blossoms”
  1. Chicago Mike on July 13, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Hello Chiots Run,

    Okay, I bite, how do you tell a male from a female blossom because that looks DELICIOUS!

    Best Regards,

    Chicago Mike

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  2. Susy on July 14, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Well, I actually just took photos of the difference since I’m self pollinating my squash. I’ll post the photos for you!

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  3. Susy on July 14, 2008 at 9:13 am

    You can actually use the female blossoms as well, you just won’t get the fruit then. There are so many male blossoms on each of my squash plants I have more than enough for eating every day if I’d like to. I did put a few in a salad last night, delicious!

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  4. Jumpingcactus on September 3, 2008 at 10:21 am

    OOH now that looks like a tasty recipe. Love your ideas!

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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