We got these lovely zucchini blossoms at the Unidale Mall Farmer's Market for $1. Yes, we have zucchini blossoms in our garden, but I didn't have the heart to abort the future zucchinis.
We brought them home, put the bouquet in water and quickly learned that they have an extremely short shelf life (use day of picking, not next day). So we went back to the Unidale Farmer's Market and got another bundle and we were off. John made delicious, and entirely unhealthy zucchini blossoms stuffed with herbed goat cheese and then fried. This resulted in a dish that would put any MN State Fair Food to shame.
Prepare the batter - mix 1/2 cup of flour, 1/8 cup of corn starch, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
I used Agunita's Pale Ale and found that it made an excellent tasting batter coating. Any quality beer will work, but may have variations in flavor. Mix well.
The delicate zucchini bosoms have a lovely flavor. we look forward to trying them in other recipes.