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What to Do With Squash Blossoms


After returning home from the market with my arms full of squash blossoms last weekend, I needed to find a use for all of them. When my Twitter-brained attempts to get Dania to come and split them with me failed, I started thinking of other ways to consume the bright yellow blossoms beyond frying them in oil. While the oil-fried variety is delicious, I can eat only two before I’m completely satisfied and full of warm cheese. A solution must be found.

Here are some of the other ways you can eat squash blossoms, should you find yourself with a number of them to go around.

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  • Fried Squash Blossoms 1 of 5
    Fried Squash Blossoms
    What most people turn to with squash blossoms, fill them with your favorite creamy cheeses, fry and serve as an appetizer or salad topper. via Family Kitchen
  • Risotto Stuffed Squash Blossoms 2 of 5
    Risotto Stuffed Squash Blossoms
    Rather than stufffing them with cheese, try a risotto-stuffed blossom. via Family Kitchen
  • Squash Blossom Quesadilla 3 of 5
    Squash Blossom Quesadilla
    The one I wanted to try most, putting squash blossoms on quesadillas. A bit of spice, a bit of heat and a lot of flavor. via Homesick Texan
  • Squash Blossom Egg Cups 4 of 5
    Squash Blossom Egg Cups
    Saute them and add them to your egg dishes in the morning. via The Dabble
  • Squash Blossoms on Pizza 5 of 5
    Squash Blossoms on Pizza
    Try these lightly zucchini-flavored beauties atop your favorite pizza crust. via Former Chef

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