Fried Zucchini Flowers

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 12 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 2 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Vegetable oil, for frying

2 large egg yolks

1 cup ice water

1 cup all-purpose flour

12 zucchini flowers with stems

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Pour 3 inches of oil in a deep fryer or large, heavy pot and heat to 375 degrees F.

In a deep mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks and pour in the ice water; mix to combine. Add the flour and continue to mix until the batter is the consistency of heavy cream. Dip 2 zucchini flowers at a time in the batter to coat completely, letting the excess drip off. Fry the flowers in the hot oil for 2 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Drain the fried flowers on a platter lined with paper towels, season with salt and pepper while they are still hot. Repeat with the remaining zucchini flowers.

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