Acacia Flower Fritters



  • 1 1/3 Tablespoon  flour
  • 1 Tablespoon  brandy
  • egg yolk
  •  Pinch of  salt
  • egg whites
  •   Acacia flowers, or other edible flowers such as Black Locust or Elderflower
  •  Pinch of  sugar

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by Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch

As beautiful and seductive as the film it was inspired by, these decadent flower fritters arouse the feelings of romance that Christian Vincent's film, Haute Cuisine, revolves around. This classic French dish fries edible acacia flowers in a light and easy batter. 


Make a light batter by mixing the flour with a few tablespoons of water, a spoonful of brandy or rum, a pinch of salt, and egg yolk. Allow the mixture to stand at least 1 hour.

Meanwhile, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into batter, starting from the center to the dough, until it becomes creamy and light. Dip clusters of flowers into batter to coat. Brown flower clusters in hot oil, using just a small amount of oil in a frying pan. Drain flowers on a cloth or paper towel. Serve with sugar sprinkled atop fritters.


Calories per serving:

17 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 5g 7%
  • Carbs 9g 3%
  • Saturated 2g 8%
  • Fiber 0g 1%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 7g 15%
  • Cholesterol 184mg 61%
  • Sodium 354mg 15%
  • Calcium 26mg 3%
  • Magnesium 7mg 2%
  • Potassium 84mg 2%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 83mg 12%
  • Vitamin A 65µg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 14%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 3%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 29µg 7%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 6%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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