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Eating squash blossoms?

Post  TheVickster on 6/29/2011, 7:58 pm

From what I understand you can eat squash blossoms, but I haven't found many details. Any suggestions for preparation? Do you cook them or use them raw as a garnish? I love the idea of making good use out of as much of my garden as I can!
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Post  MarcyG on 6/29/2011, 8:21 pm

I've heard of them being deep fried but I've never done it.
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Post  MarcyG on 6/29/2011, 8:23 pm

I found this site

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/tips-techniques/five-ways-to-eat-squash-blossoms-087564
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Post  camprn on 6/29/2011, 8:26 pm

There are a few recipes here and here. Come to think of it, they may be the same recipes. I didn't look that closely at them when I Googled Wink
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Post  Tril on 6/30/2011, 6:42 am

A friend of mine dips hers in a batter and deep fries them. Be sure there are no bugs in the blossom before you cook them. Nasty when you bite into a beetle or a bumblebee. Laughing
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Post  TheVickster on 7/2/2011, 9:14 am

Wow, thanks everyone. I realized too late that I probably should've posted this question in the recipe thread. Regardless, you all came through - can't wait to try some of these!
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Post  kiev123 on 7/3/2011, 4:15 pm

why would you eat it? Won't it grow into a squash?

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Post  Furbalsmom on 7/3/2011, 5:33 pm

If you have an over abundance of male blossoms, or you have so many fruit on the plant that you know you won't eat them all, this is a great way to use them.
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