Fried Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese. Otherwise known as Fried Flowers. Otherwise known as Heaven on a Fork.
If you’ve never eaten a fried squash blossoms, you’re missing out on one of the great culinary experiences in life. Luscious, creamy goat cheese bursting with fresh herb is surrounded by a delicately fried squash blossom that faintly tastes like zucchini. It’s utterly divine, and pairs beautifully with a mixed green salad and a glass of chilled white wine for a perfect summer lunch.
With squash blossoms still on the vine in many regions, now is the time to try it. You can find squash (or zucchini) blossoms in your garden or a friend’s. Mine came from Uncle Jim’s garden. They can also be found at farmer’s markets, specialty grocery stores or at u-pick farms. Because it’s not the most popular item, sometimes you need to ask for them. Many gardeners throw out extra blossoms to give more nutrients to the existing fruit, so their trash might be your treasure. (Yes, squash is technically a fruit.) Any squash variety with a nice large blossom will do.
Although this recipe looks and tastes very impressive, it is simple and nearly foolproof to pull off. Do not be intimidated.