Fried Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Yield:
16 fried zucchini blossoms
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 1 1/8 cups chilled seltzer or club soda
  • 16 zucchini blossoms, pistils removed if desired
  • 16 2 -by 1/2-by 1/4-inch mozzarella sticks (about 4 ounces)
  • 16 flat anchovy fillets (from a 2-ounce can), drained and patted dry
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
Directions
  • batter stand 10 minutes. If necessary, thin batter with enough remaining seltzer to reach consistency of crepe batter.

  • Stuff each blossom with 1 mozzarella stick and 1 anchovy fillet, pressing ends of blossoms closed.

  • In a deep heavy skillet heat 1 inch oil to 375 degrees on a deep-fat thermometer. Working quickly in batches, dip blossoms in batter, coating each completely, and fry in hot oil, turning, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until golden and crisp. With a slotted spoon transfer blossoms as fried to paper towels to drain. (Make sure oil returns to 375 degrees before adding each new batch.)

  • Sprinkle blossoms with salt to taste and serve warm.


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