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Hi! Happy April fools! We are re-posting this recipe for Stuffed and Fried Squash Blossoms because fried cheese is delicious, and also because you’re eating flowers, which is weird and it’s April fools, even though this is not a joke:) Enjoy! 
Squash Blossoms are a little weird to me. They are like that beautiful wool sweater that looks amazing, but is a little itchy. With squash blossoms, they look beautiful but the texture is weird to me. It’s toothy and a little harsh when compared to they way it looks, just like itchy wool sweaters. The difference is that squash blossoms taste really good, and I don’t think you can say the same about wool sweaters. Anyway, no matter what you think of squash blossoms you can’t really deny how cool they are. AND tasty. So we took these blossoms and stuffed them with cheese and herbs, and then fried them is a really light batter. They are pretty delicious and also totally amazing looking. This recipe for our Stuffed and Fried Squash Blossoms are the perfect little app to end summer and jump into fall. Hope you like them as much as we do!
♥ Teri

Stuffed and Fried Squash Blossoms

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 429kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced chives
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced sage
  • zest of 1 tangerine (or lemon)
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 16 fresh squash blossoms, stamens removed
  • salt and pepper to taste

tempura batter

  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • ½ cup sweet rice flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups cold seltzer water
  • pinch each salt and pepper

to fry

  • oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oil to 350˚F.
  • Place first 6 ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, stir together and transfer into a piping bag (or a reusable plastic bag).
  • Pipe about 1 ounce of cheese filling into the cavity of each squash blossom and gently push together until closed. Set aside.
  • Place all tempura ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together until no lumps remain. Carefully dip each stuffed squash blossom into the batter and gently shake to remove the excess. Gently dip each blossom into the oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until the batter has puffed and begins to barely turn golden brown. Remove from oil and drain into a paper towel for 1 minute. Transfer blossoms onto a cooling rack lined with a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • *Makes 16

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 853IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the goats cheese in there! Fried squash blossoms are the best!

  2. Sarah @ SnixyKitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    This is my absolute favorite way to eat squash blossoms. They definitely taste way yummier than I imagine a wool sweater would! These pictures are making me so hungry!

  3. Liz @ Floating Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m giggling thinking about eating wool sweaters. I’ll take these squash blossoms instead! They look delicious!

  4. The Blonde Chef Not Specified Not Specified

    oh man. these look sinful! I need these ASAP!

  5. Millie l Add A Little Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks wonderful and so fancy! Perfect appetizer!

  6. Boozy Epicure Not Specified Not Specified

    Just lovely. I think stuffed with cheese and fried is the only way I’ve ever eaten squash blossoms.

  7. Broma Bakery Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goodness, THANK YOU for this recipe. At my old job we did a tasting menu with fried squash blossoms stuffed with goat cheese and black quinoa. It was about the best thing I’ve ever had. This recipe looks just like it and I’mma neeeed to try it :)

  8. Rachael | Spache the Spatula Not Specified Not Specified

    Stuffed and fried *anything* is amazing, but stuffed and fried squash blossoms are EXTRA amazing! Yours look totally perfect!

  9. Tori//Gringalicious.com Not Specified Not Specified

    What a brilliant way to make squash blossoms taste amazing!

  10. Samantha Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi I’ve been wondering how and where can I buy squash blossoms?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      You can usually find them at farmers markets this time of year, as well as places like whole food, etc