Stuffed Courgette Flowers

flowersWe have a lot of courgettes and consequently a lot of courgette flowers so I made stuffed courgettes. Life is not too short to stuff a courgette – in fact this might be the actual meaning of life – but I digress…..

Stuffed Courgette Flowers: courgette flowers, cream cheese, ricotta or labneh – I used home made labneh this time as that is what I had in the fridge – lemon zest, basil, parmesan, breadcrumbs, egg, flour.

Here is my lovely labneh – I will write more on this at another time.

Labneh

Mix the labneh (or cream cheese) with the lemon zest, basil and parmesan. Season, if you want, add a beaten egg, if you want.

stuffingStuff spoonfuls of the mix into the courgette flowers – wash them if you want – I don’t as we garden organically – I do have a quick check for bugs, but a bit of extra protein won’t hurt.

StuffedGently toss in flour, dip in beaten egg and roll in breadcrumbs

breadedShallow fry in a little oil (who am I kidding – fry in a significant, but not a lot of oil) and then serve with home-made tomato sauce. As we have a LOT of courgettes I also served them with extra roasted courgettes with lemon juice on top.

cooked

N.B. Next I am going to try courgette flower tempura, but I might need to clean out my deep fat fryer for that one.

5 responses to “Stuffed Courgette Flowers

  1. Reminds me of my mother making the same thing when we were kids. Fried pumpkin flowers are what she used. Yummmmm.

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