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

Diane Kochilas
September 2004

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Credit: © Frances Janisch

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total:
30 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Gently open each zucchini blossom and nip off the stamen. Place a piece of feta cheese inside each blossom and twist lightly to close.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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