Fried Zucchini Blossoms

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Zucchini blossoms are a summer treat for Italians. They are hard to find so I grow them myself. This version of fried zucchini blossoms is so crunchy and delicious! The cold seltzer gives the batter such a light texture. You can stuff these with ricotta or mozzarella to make them even more delicious!

Fried Zucchini Blossoms

A crunchy and delicious Summer Treat!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian


  • 15 Zucchini Blossoms
  • 3/4 cup AP Flour
  • 1/4 cup Grated Pecorino
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil, Minced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Seltzer, ice cold
  • Canola Oil for frying
  • 4 oz Fresh Mozzarella, patted dry


  • Start by cleaning the flowers, remove the stamen and outer leaves. Wash gently in cold water to remove any dirt or bugs inside the flower.
  • Cut the mozzarella in strips and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  • Stuff each flower with a piece of mozzarella, twist at the end to close it.
  • Prepare the batter: Into a bowl add flour, grated cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Add the seltzer a little at a time until you achieve a thin batter. **It is very important that the seltzer be ice cold for this** I used about 6oz of seltzer but you need to eyeball this measurement.
  • Into a 3qt sauce pot, add canola oil 2 inches from the rim. Heat the oil to 375℉.
  • With 2 forks, place the flower into the batter and gently coat the flower in batter. Lift and gently place into hot oil. Fry until golden, flipping occasionally.
  • Place on a wire rack to drain and sprinkle with salt. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Zucchini Blossoms, Zucchini flowers
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