Stuffed and Fried Squash Blossoms
(Fiori di Zucca Ripieni)
SERVES 6 – 8
Zucchini and other squash blossoms are fried all over
24 zucchini blossoms
3⁄4 lb. mozzarella
12 anchovy filets
1 cup flour
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Remove stems and stamens from zucchini blossoms; wash blossoms and pat dry.
2. Cut mozzarella into small dice, coarsely chop anchovy filets, and combine in a mixing bowl. Stuff each blossom with mixture and twist petals to retain stuffing.
3. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Pour 1 cup flour with freshly ground black pepper into a second shallow pan. Heat 2 1/2" vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat until very hot.