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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

the power of flour


Since I already used 'flower power' and I needed to use it again this is what I got, apologies in advance for my lack of originality. The squash gods smiled on me again and I am in the proud possession of another giant handful of these delectable blossoms.



This time I will give a step by step so you can see how these come together and if you want to make them yourselves this is what it looks like. You procure some blossoms, you make your stuffing, you stuff the blossoms - just like that!



Stuffed, then rolled in seasoned flour and ready to fry



after dipping in an icy cold tempura bath.



Fried and ready to kick back on a plate.



I put these together this time with an oily basil pesto oily basily pesto-ee sauce kind of thing, believe me it makes up in personality what it is lacking in looks!



You want a pretty one, here is a pretty one!



This is what the filling of langostines, ricotta, parmesano reggiano, provolone and asiago cheeses with some of the smaller flowers chopped up with some fresh basil looks like in a cross section, so dont say I didnt show you the insides! I am opened up this is me through and through. I love this so much that after they are made I cant bear to eat them because I dont want to run out- thats how silly giddy these make me.

42 comments:

girlichef said...

It's making me a bit giddy just looking at it! Nice step by step...thank you for making my stomach growl at midnight.

Sippity Sup said...

oops! I loved your breakfast post, but my last comment was meant for this one. That's what I get for saving up and reading several of your posts in one swipe. GREG

burpandslurp said...

Cheese-filled, fried squash blossom. You are killing me. I've been eyeing them in my supermarket for a while. I need to try them! Ah, I hope the squash gods smile upon ME, too! >.<

Pavithra said...

Wow wow I love this so much.. never tried with stuffing.

Jenn said...

I need to find me some squash blossoms ASAP. You'd just inspired me to make something with them. 8-D

Anette said...

I guess we can call this True Love!

petite nyonya said...

squash blossoms & zucchini flowers - are they the same thing? been seeing this on quite a few blogs. we don't have it here in S'pore, thus needs to be enlightened if you don't mind :D

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Do you think you could give the squash gods my address? It would be heavenly to have all of the beautiful blossoms.
Sam

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You found my weakness - fried squash blossoms are the best. You had a very creative idea with the shrimpies in there too.

buffalodick said...

Deep fried anything is great, but you lit it up by the way you topped it!

doggybloggy said...

girli: its payback - you keep killing me with all the desserts

sippty: I thought you were talking about the pancakes - then it dawned on me...LOL

burp: I hope they put a big beaming smile on you!

Pavithra: they are like gold to me!

jenn: get out there and get some - go raid a pumpkin patch or something

anette: indeed it is!

petite nyonya: pretty much the same thing

my carolina: consider it done!

linda: nothing beats the 'shroud of omelette' though - that was a winner!

buff: hot grease is a religion!

snugs said...

wow, I missed some really good eats while I've been gone...looks fantastic doggy!

5 Star Foodie said...

That's perfect! Love the filling with langostine & the cheeses!

♥peachkins♥ said...

mmmm..langostines and cheese..I can almost taste it..

teresa said...

the filling looks sounds incredible!

Marjie said...

I don't deep fry, because my dearly beloved is afraid that it will splatter and burn me. But your flowers look pretty.

Jamie said...

Stunning! I love stuffed zucchini flowers but never ever get them. These are just perfect!

Parita said...

Havent seen these flowers before, sounds a fantastic idea..you made me hungry now..

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

The filling is absolutely delicious!! Love them!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look fascinating!

Pam said...

I've never had these before but man do I want to try them now. They look AMAZING!

MaryMoh said...

That looks like such a mouth-watering appetizer.Just love the colour of natural food.

nora@ffr said...

zucchini flowers are good for health.. great idea! i shud try this sometime :)

Marta said...

It pains me to not be able to find zucchini flowers here. Seriously, it's impossible, it's like they don't exist. Boo hoo! This looks perfect!

Melody said...

This looks awesome! Having just cooked a gluten free dinner tonight, I would love to dive into that.

the ungourmet said...

I can hardly stand how good these look and sound!

Have a great school year!

Harmony said...

Holy hell..this is awesome! Okay I am totally convinced there is absolutely nothing you can't do.

deb said...

this is bad i never had them. will make a priority

Sippity Sup said...

So, I finally get around to commenting about this post! I have definite opinions on this particular subject and provided you are skilled at tempura (tasting is the only way to say for sure) then I give you VERY high marks. GREG

Beth said...

ok Dog...I want some of this ok? next time I'm in NYC...you gotta promise to make this for me....never had it before.

Beth said...

Dog...I just noticed something....most, if not all, your commenters are WOMEN!!!! you nig player you!!!!

XOXOXo

Chef Fresco said...

Nice! That filling looks delicious!

moninanoni said...

The flor de calabaza it is very popular in mexico we eat like quesadiila corn tortilla wih cheese,

Just telling it like it is said...

such originality I would never have thought of the power of flour..

pigpigscorner said...

oh gosh..when are you inviting me over for dinner???

Carrie™ said...

I have never seen or heard of squash blossoms. I find this very interesting.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! You are such a whiz in the kitchen:)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I've never cooked with squash blossoms. Is it right that every blossom you harvest eliminates one squash? I suppose when they are so prolific this time of year, a few less veggies isn't too bad ... and, I'd take this dish over a few less squash right now ...

lisaiscooking said...

The stuffing sounds great! Nice, light tempura coating too.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

DB, these squash blossoms are gorgeous. The first time I saw them in a recipe was on Esi's Dishing Up Delights. I've looked for them at the grocers but can't find them. I bet they're amazing.

Proud Italian Cook said...

This is a beautiful sight to see! I adore zucchini flowers! Hey, I didn't hear the dinner bell either!

Sweta said...

I really,really want to try this. I've been trying to search for the squash blossoms everywhere-but,still no luck! I'm not a big fan of the tempura batter,so I was gonna try frying it in 'besan'/chickpea flour. I feel the 'besan' enhances the flavour of the fried stuff :)

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