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zucchini fries
Put a twist on a traditional snack with these baked zucchini fries.
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Fried Zucchini Flowers
As Beppino always loved to show me, both the female and the male zucchini produce flowers and they are easy to distinguish. The male flower is at the end of a long stalk, which is attached to the stem of the plant, whereas the female flower is attached to the courgette itself. Male flowers are easier to use in this recipe, as you can hold the stalk while you dip the flower in the batter, but both types taste equally delicious. In either case, check the flowers on the inside for bugs before starting, and always remove the pistil, which tastes bitter. Click here to see An Italian Cookbook with Heart and Soul.
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Pan-Fried Zucchini Flowers
Every summer, I look forward to certain vegetables and fruits that cannot be bought at any other time of the year. Zucchini flowers are one such treat! I love them so much that this year I decided to plant zucchini next to my herb garden just to harvest the flowers. Unfortunately, our neighborhood’s very fat and happy groundhog thought it was a good idea, too! He has eaten most of my plants, leaving me only sad leafless stems. So I guess I’ll be heading back to my farmers market for them all summer long… See all appetizer recipes.
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