Stuffed courgette flowers

courgette flowers

Important note to farm members! You are welcome to help yourself to courgette flower if, and only if, they are attached to a courgette that has already started to form (ie has been pollinated). Please do NOT take flowers that are attached to a really tiny courgette, or a stalk – we need them to pollinate our courgette crop!!!

For the Filling:

  • 100g ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • Handful of fresh herbs (I used basil and thyme)For the batter:
  • 100g plain flour
  • 40g corn flour
  • Half teaspoon baking powder
  • Half teaspoon sea salt
  • 200-225 ml ice cold sparkling waterOr get a tempura batter mix and make up with sparkling water.To make the batter sift and mix the dry ingredients. Whisk in the water a bit at a time until the batter is the consistency of single cream. Don’t over mix. It doesn’t matter if there are a few lumps.

    For the filling beat the ricotta until smooth then stir in the parmesan and chopped herbs. Season. Scoop a couple of teaspoons into each flower and twist the petals to enclose.

    Dip the flowers into the batter and deep fry in hot oil for 2 minutes until they are crisp and golden brown.  Yum!