The zucchini flower is magnificent and delicious. Mostly eaten as a savoury fritter, it can be stuffed then fried or baked.
|1/2 tsp||olive oil, for the baking sheet||2.5 mL|
|8||zucchini flowers||80 g|
|2||bocconcini / fresh mozzarella||110 g|
|4||anchovy fillets, cut into two pieces||16 g|
|1/4 cup||white flour (all purpose)||35 g|
|1||eggs size large, lightly beaten|
|1/4 cup||bread crumbs||35 g|
|vegetable oil spray|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
Before you start
The zucchini flowers can be bought from the producers or at farmers markets. They are very delicate and must be consumed on the same day they are picked. You should first open them (even if they are shrivelled up) to make sure that no insect is hiding inside. Then, wash and gently pat them dry.
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Oil a baking sheet lightly.
- Prepare 3 shallow dishes: Put the flour in one dish, beat the eggs in the second dish, put the bread crumbs in the third dish.
- Stuff each flower with a small piece of cheese and half anchovy. Close the flower, then dip it first in the flour, then in the egg. Let the excess egg drip off before coating the flower in the bread crumbs. Turn the flower to coat on all sides.
- Put the flowers on the oiled baking sheet and spray them evenly with a vegetable oil spray. Bake them in the middle of the oven for 25 to 30 min, turning them once. For a nice crust, turn on the top broiler for the last 2 minutes. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper, then serve.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (160g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||¾||serving|
|Grain Products :||1 ½||servings|
|Milk and Alternatives :||1||servings|
|Meat and Alternatives :||¼||serving|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc
- Good source of :
- Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2
- Excellent source of :
- Folacin, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1
- Free :
- Added Sugar
- Diet-related health claims :
|Meat and Alternatives||2|