It all started with this blog I love reading called RVAnews.com they have this whole segment going called “Garden Wars”. Fun to watch them go back and forth on what they are getting from their gardens each week. Well last week the writer talked about making Fried Squash blossoms.
Over here in our own garden we have been fighting a lovely summer blight (grrrrr) and all of my squash and zucchini plants started losing their blossoms last week. I mean the darn things were just dropping right off! Geeze! So I decided that if you can’t beat them, join them. If those darn blossoms were so determined to NOT become squash then I would have the last laugh and make them into dinner anyway 😉
The recipe that Scott Pharr gave was awesome! But me being me of course I changed some things up. I am a firm believer that every good cook will change just about every recipe they touch to match their families personal tastes 😉 So the only things I changed were as follows:
I opted to put the Oregano, salt and basil in the flour mixture instead of the cheese mixture. I just knew that if the kids saw, gasp, anything green in the cheese mixture they would automatically decide that it couldn’t possibly be yummy. I wonder when they will out grow that?
I also added dill and white pepper (instead of black…back to the whole “hide it from the kids” method;-)
Oh and I like my tempera batters a bit light so I added 1/2 cup additional water. I make fried green tomatoes often using just about the same mixtures as above so if you make this be sure to throw in some actual green tomatoes, squash, zucchini and okra. All are delicious fried up with this batter!
The recipe called for goat or feta…I am a cheese addict and couldn’t decide so I opted to split it three ways adding mozzarella to the mixture. So we ended up with a smidge of Feta, Goat, mozzarella and cream cheese. It was over the top, crazy delicious.
I would like to personally thank my squash plants for crapping out on me! Oh and of course Scott for the recipe and idea! So I pulled a few of the plants and left four, just for the blooms. Nothing else needed. I may never have another squash or zucchini actually come out of my garden I may just grow them for the blooms from here on out!