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Fried Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese

  • 45 mins
  • 13 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 10-15 squash blossoms
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbs bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil for frying
Directions:
  • Combine the cornstarch, baking powder, flour, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Stir in the egg, then add the water and mix until smooth.
  • Refrigerate covered for 15-20 minutes.
  • In the center of each squash blossom there is a pistil that should be plucked out.
  • In a bowl combine the cheese, mayonnaise, oregano, garlic powder and bread crumbs.
  • Stir the mixture until well combined and smooth.
  • Stuff each squash blossom with about 1 tbs of the cheese mixture, then twist the top tightly to seal. If necessary you may have to insert a tooth pick to seal the top.
  • Heat a large saute pan and add about 1 inch of oil.
  • When the oil reaches about 350 degrees, dip each squash blossom in the batter and allow the excess batter to drip off.
  • Fry each blossom, turning once, until golden and crisp on both sides.

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