Fried Summer
June 14, 2011, 7:53 am
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When you plant zucchini plants in the spring one thing is certain, you will have more zucchini then you know what to do with. However planting your own also means you get to harvest the blossoms which are very edible and pretty hard to come by unless you grow your own.

Its important to try to avoid picking the female flowers, as these are the ones that will actually grow into zucchini, you can pick the male ones freely, and some flowers the plant doesnt need it just drops. Dont worry about picking to many flowers, the plant produces many more then it does zucchini, and even if you do pick a few to many you are still bound to have a bountiful amount of zukes.

Cut the flowers down one side of the blossom and spread them open. Give them a dip in some simple batter a la Marcella Hazan, and fry them in a bit of oil. Add a little salt on after they are done and enjoy.