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Lots & lots of male squash blossoms, basil & sweet golden cayenne peppers coming in are the basis of this version of fried squash blossoms. Chilling the batter seems to help the final product (light crispy tempura like) so I mix it up first and then mix the stuffing and trim the blossoms. Be sure to get that oil up to 350 degrees - hot. Test fry a piece of bread - should brown up in 10 seconds or less. Be sure to use enough so that the blossoms float versus sit on the bottom - keeps them from getting greasy. I use peanut oil - has a high smoke temp (unlike olive or other vegie oils) & a neutral flavor (at least to us). This recipe doubles & triples well but remember - these have to be cooked & served immediately to fully enjoy them. I am going to experiment with stuffing & chilling the blossoms along with the batter - do some tableside frying to entertain friends. They really look gorgeous & taste even better.
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Serving Size: 1 (201 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
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