Fried Zucchini Flowers ___

Fried Zucchini Flowers


For the Flowers:

  • 12 zucchini flowers
  • 1 ounce mozzarella, cut in 12 cubes
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 0.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 0.25 cup grated Parmigiano cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 0.75 cup water
  • frying oil


Wash the Zucchini flowers under fresh water.

Gently open the petals of each flower and insert 2 capers and 1 cube of mozzarella.

In a bowl, prepare the pastella (batter) by mixing: flour, eggs, garlic, mint, cheese and water.

Dip the flower in the pastella and fry in hot oil.

Fry the flowers on both sides  until they turn golden.

Serve immediately.