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Fried Cheese-Stuffed Squash Blossoms

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |


This weekend I picked up a giant bouquet of squash blossoms at the farmers market. I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw them, a huge bundle of golden standing out among the otherwise green produce on the stand, and I knew instantly they’d be coming home with me.

The first few I chose to stuff full of a herbed cream cheese, coating in a light batter and frying lightly to top a dinner salad. They were rich and delicious, and the kids squealed with delight to eat flowers with dinner, one of our favorite summertime delicacies.

Fried Cheese-Stuffed Squash Blossoms
12 squash blossoms
4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons fresh herbs
1 egg
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup club soda

Preheat 1″ oil in a skillet to 350 degrees. Submerge blossoms in cold water to clean. Pat dry with a paper towel. Mix together cream cheese and herbs. Place one teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in the center of each blossom. Twist the petals together lightly to seal. In a bowl, beat egg lightly and stir in flour. Mix in club soda.

Coat filled blossoms with batter and place immediately into oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes per side until they start to turn golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve while warm.

Makes 6 servings.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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One thought on “Fried Cheese-Stuffed Squash Blossoms

  1. JulieVR says:

    These look totally fantastic! thanks for sharing!

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