Squash Blossom

Squash blossoms are the flowers from the plant that produces zucchini and other squash.

Quality Check

Squash blossoms are not typically sold at supermarkets. They perish easily. If you are lucky enough to pick them from the garden, look for male blossoms. The male flowers have a thin stem. They should be picked before they get too hairy. You must eat squash blossoms immediately.

Preparation

These flowers can be battered and then fried. They can also be stewed down to make a soup. Stuffed squash blossoms are also popular. Stuff them with pork or beef with a bit of seasoning. You can also eat the bud raw.

Also Known As

Zucchini Flower

Courgette Flower

Author : Jason Wan
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