For whatever reason, my zucchini plants have produced tons of male flowers and very few female flowers the past few years. The male flowers have long stems and never produce any fruit. The female flowers grow very close to the base of the plant, they have stockier stems, and they develop into the squash.
So, I have learned to prepare and eat the gorgeous blossoms! How lucky is that? They are so fantastic! If you are fortunate enough to have blossoms on your zucchini plants, consider stuffing them and treating yourself to the most amazing treat!
Today, I stuffed them with leftover Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower and leftover corn.
Here’s what you do:
Pick the blossoms
Carefully open them, rinse out little critters and bees (I’m serious)
Remove the hard yellow part inside
Carefully stuff them with goodness (usually a cheesy mixture, but whatever seems good is appropriate)
Dip in a mixture of 1 C milk and 1 T cornstarch
Roll them in a mixture of 1 C flour and some seasonings (oregano, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, etc)
Lightly pan fry them until golden on all sides.
Admittedly, these were very delicate because the cauliflower mash was probably softer than the traditional stuffing used in blossoms, but no worries. They were delicious!