{stunning and scrumptious squash blossoms}

19 Aug

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i mean, these are just gorgeous… right?!

i’ve always wanted to make something with squash blossoms, but due to the fact that they are hard to find and have a small window of availability, i often miss my opportunity…

…but not this time 🙂

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goat cheese stuffed squash blossoms… stunning and scrumptious.

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i could’ve had full-on foto shoot with them, but i got hungry… so this will have to suffice…

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…for now 😉

here’s the recipe i came up with :

– squash blossoms {5 freshies}

– goat cheese {about 6 ounces}

– frozen or fresh corn {about 1/2 cup}

– fresh red pepper {about 1/2 cup}

– chives {handful, chopped}

– 1 egg {i get to use farm-fresh eggs – so blessed!}

– bread crumbs

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saute corn/red pepper with butter and/or EVOO until just tender….

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{fresh chives from my friend’s garden…}

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add to softened goat cheese…

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toss on cooked roasted corn/pepper mix…

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mix together well… sneak a taste…

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carefully stuff squash blossoms with goat cheese spread… i found it was easier to kind of “roll” them up, almost like an enchilada.

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whisked egg w/ S&P in one bowl, bread crumbs in another…

carefully dip stuffed blossoms into egg then into bread crumbs… i sort of spooned my egg onto them… i was mostly being meticulous about it because i’m a foodographer… a stubborn artist 😉  but if it gets a little messy, whatever!

have a hot pan with oil heating on medium to high heat ready to go…

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fry until batter is crisp and golden brown…

i should’ve used a higher-heat oil like canola but instead i used olive oil.  it was still delicious!!  it just didn’t get as crisp on the outside as i wanted… just a little tip if you’re going to try this 🙂

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they’re so pretty, right?!  great little appetizer idea!

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they were so just SO GOOD!!!!

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4 Responses to “{stunning and scrumptious squash blossoms}”

  1. Anthony Mark August 19, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    this delicious food is not going to get eaten all by itself

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  2. Chocolate Covered Race Medals August 19, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Heavenly! I’ve only ever seen squash blossoms on the Food Network before and never actually had a recipe to go along with them. They were fried and didn’t look NEAR this appealing!

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