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Fried Zucchini Blossoms
© Frances Janisch

Fried Zucchini Blossoms


In Greece, zucchini flowers are often added to vegetable stews or to grated zucchini and cheese for savory pies.

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  1. 18 baby zucchini with blossoms attached
  2. 4 1/2 ounces feta cheese, cut into 18 pieces
  3. 4 large eggs
  4. 1 1/2 cups fine dry bread crumbs
  5. 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  6. Salt
  7. Lemon wedges, for serving
  1. Gently open each zucchini blossom and nip off the stamen. Place a piece of feta cheese inside each blossom and twist lightly to close.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Spread the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip each zucchini in the beaten eggs, then dredge in the bread crumbs.
  3. Set a large rack over a rimmed baking sheet. In each of 2 large skillets, heat 1/3 cup of the olive oil until shimmering. Carefully lay half of the zucchini in each skillet and fry over moderately high heat until crisp and golden, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer to the rack to drain. Sprinkle with salt and serve with lemon wedges.

Suggested Pairing

A Greek white with fruity acidity and a round texture will match the tangy feta here.