Pan-Fried Summer Jersey Vegetables

Total Time:
23 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 8 pieces
  • 8 squash blossoms (with squash attached if possible)
  • 1 eggplant cut into 8 (1/4-inch) slices
  • 1 yellow squash cut into 8 (1/2-inch) slices
  • 1 medium green tomato cut into 4 (1/4-inch) slices
  • 1 medium yellow tomato cut into 4 (1/2-inch) slices
  • Flour, for dredging
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Eggwash, for dredging (4 eggs whisked together with 1 tablespoon milk)
  • Fresh bread crumbs, for dredging ( brioche preferred)
  • Olive oil, for pan frying
  • Herb oil, recipe follows
  • Herb oil:
  • 2 tablespoons chiffonaded basil
  • 1 tablespoon chiffonaded mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Clean blossoms by removing the staemen, and fill with the mozzarella pieces, seal by pressing the top together.

Bread the vegetables by dipping in flour, seasoned with salt and pepper, then the eggwash, and finally the bread crumbs.

Heat 1/4-inch oil in a large saute pan until very hot but not smoking, and pan fry the vegetables until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels and season with salt. Repeat until all vegetables are done. Serve with herb oil.

Herb oil:

Combine all ingredients, season with salt and pepper

Yield: about 1/3 cup


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