How to Make Fried Cheese-Stuffed Squash Blossoms! Travel Inspired Recipes
Inspired by a recent trip to Seattle filled with incredible food experiences we headed to the Union Square Farmer's Market in New York City on a mission to create our own. Fresh Squash Blossoms, fresh Herb infused Goat Cheese and fresh Ricotta at the Union Square Farmer's Market in New York City led us on a mission to make Fried Cheese-Stuffed Squash Blossoms. As we spoke aloud in wonder over how we would cook squash blossoms, a nearby patron mentioned there were lots of ways and the frying them was one of the best. After researching a couple of recipes online and modifying for the tastes and ingredients we wanted from the market we ended up with an incredible side!
Gather The Ingredients
- Squash Blossoms (9-10)
- Goat Cheese 8oz [we used lavender honey infused cheese]
- Ricotta 8oz
- Pilsner (1/2 cup) [we used Dogfish Head Namaste]
- Flour (1/2 cup)
- Sunflower Oil (vegetable oil works too)
- Salt (to taste)
- Black Pepper (to taste)
Prepare Squash Blossoms To Eat
remove the fuzzy yellow stamen inside the flower. The flower may tear and that is ok.
Mix Flour And Beer
in a bowl deep enough to dip the blossoms once stuffed. Stir it up.
Take A Ziplock Bag
and cut the corner off. This will be used to stuff the blossoms with cheese.
Add Goat Cheese
to ziplock bag and squeeze to fill the blossom.
Wrap Flower Ends Over Each Other
and set aside until all are filled.
Heat Oil Over High Heat
and once the oil is hot move on to next step. (if you drop a little flower in the oil and it begins to sizzle then it should be ready)
Dip Each Blossom In Batter
and place into the hot oil.
Fry For 5 Minutes
turning over after 3 minutes.
Remove Each Blossom
as it begins to brown.
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