Awesome Fried Squash Blossoms

Awesome Fried Squash Blossoms

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A pop of chile powder heats up these cheesy delights! Topped with salt and stuffed with ricotta, these fried squash blossoms make for a perfect appetizer.

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

15 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 Zucchini Squash Blossoms
  • 1 Cup of Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • ¾ Cup of Chilled Seltzer
  • 3 Cups of Vegetable Oil
  • ¾ Cup of Chile Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of Salt
  • 1 Pinch of Pepper

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Directions

Begin by mixing together the ricotta cheese, egg yolk, garlic salt, and pinch of pepper. Then, carefully open each blossom and scoop some of this filling into them, carefully twisting the ends shut to seal them.

Next, whisk together the flour, a dash of the salt, ½ of the chile powder, and the seltzer water in a bowl. Heat up the vegetable oil in a deep skillet until the temperature reaches 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and then dip the blossoms into the batter and into the oil to fry them on each side for 1 minute or so. Transfer them onto a paper towel so that they can drain, and then sprinkle the remaining chile powder and salt on top.


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