Crispy Zucchini Blossoms

Fried Zucchini Flowers


  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 leaves fresh basil, minced
  • 2 tbsp. finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups oil, for frying
  • 12 zucchini blossoms


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, basil and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Mix in water and eggs until smooth.
  3. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, dip blossoms in the batter to coat, and gently place a few at a time into the hot oil. Fry on each side until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels.


Photo via A Canadian Foodie

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