Stuffed Squash Blossoms

post by Chez Moi inspired me to attempt preparing stuffed squash blossoms. I had previously used the flowers in yogurt dishes but had never experienced them stuffed let alone made them.

I usually plant too many squash plants and can’t keep up with the harvest. This year I over planted several crops but summer squash wasn’t one of them. There were only four yellow squash blossoms available for stuffing purposes today, but that was enough to get a feel for the process.

Two of the blossoms were male and two (with the fruit) were female. With sharp pointed scissors I snipped the stamens off the male flowers and the stigmas from the female blossoms.

stuffed squash blossoms


For the filling I used sweet corn, shredded Manchego cheese and a chunk of cream cheese. This was seasoned with a chipotle spice rub I learned about from Glover Gardens Cookbook blog. The ingredients for the rub mix were: brown sugar, kosher salt, chipotle powder, cumin, black and white pepper, nutmeg.

stuffed squash blossoms

stuffed squash blossoms


Squash blossoms are extremely fragile so it was with much care that I stuffed the flowers with the filling. One of the blossoms separated from the yellow squash anyway.

stuffed squash blossoms


I dipped the stuffed blossoms into a beaten egg, rolled them in masa harina (corn flour) and fried them in a skillet with olive oil. It’s been many years since I fried anything with this generous amount of oil, but let me tell you, the result was divine.

stuffed squash blossoms

stuffed squash blossoms

These delectable nibbles were just a part of our lunch today.

stuffed squash blossoms


Daylilies are another edible flower. Perhaps I will use the leftover filling to stuff a few of them.

daylilies



 


11 thoughts on “Stuffed Squash Blossoms

  1. I love squash blossoms! Usually I just make quesadillas with them, but my grandmother used to stuff them much like in your recipe. I should attempt to make this, although I’m scared my squash blossoms will fall apart before frying!

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      1. Love that phrase “vast collection of spices and herbs” – I have one, too! Sometimes it is so hard to pick. I was just out looking at the herb garden and there is an abundance of mint, so I’ll have to come up with something for it, hopefully something new.

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