2.04.2015

fried cheese-stuffed zucchini blossoms

prep time:  8 minutes
cook time:  8 minutes
servings:  8 blossoms

ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 cup sparkling water
3/4 teaspoon salt + more for seasoning
1/3 cup goat cheese - at room temperature
2 teaspoon heavy cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 green onion - finely chopped
pepper
8 zucchini blossoms
vegetable oil

steps:
1.  in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, water, and salt until smooth.  set aside.

2.  in a small bowl combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream, basil, and green onion.  mix until smooth.  season with salt and pepper, to taste.  spoon 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons filling into each blossom.  close the blossom and gently twist the petals to seal.

3.  in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour enough oil to fill the pan about a third of the way.  heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reaches 350 degrees.  dip the stuffed zucchini blossoms in the batter and allow excess batter to drip off.  fry for 1 - 2 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown.  allow the cooked blossoms to drain on paper towels.  season with salt.

- food network

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