Friday, May 11, 2007

Squash and Pumpkin blossoms

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Remove only the male blossoms-- those with thin, trim stems-- if you'd also like to harvest some squash. I like to use the pumpkin blossoms also. They also seem to be a little larger. I pick early in the morning, rinse and put in a baggie until dinner time to use. They stay fresh and plumb until then. I also use this same recipe for onion rings or deep fried mushrooms.

1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 egg
1/2 c. milk
1 T. canola oil

12 large blossoms.

Mix altogether with mixer until smooth. Dip blossoms in batter and deep fry in at least 2 in. of oil until crisp.

by norma parsons