Squash flower blossoms make a great casing and you can fill these babies with almost anything. Other fun things you can stuff them with to come…These are great party appetizers. Great with any type of dip – ranch, blue cheese, marinara and some ice cold beer.
Squash Blossom Poppers Recipe
(This recipe will make 18 to 30 poppers depending on size of flower and how full you stuff the flower blossom.)
16oz Soft Cheese like Ricotta or Cream Cheese
16 oz. Mozzarella Cheese cut into small cubes
6 oz. Fontina Cheese cut into small cubes
1 Tbsp. of finely minced garlic or 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Seasoning Salt
¼ C. of your favorite freshly chopped herbs like Basil, Oregano and Parsley or 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1 or 2 jalapeño peppers cut into slices of 1 per popper (slices depend on how spicy you want it, the thicker the slice, the hotter the popper)
18 Squash Flower Blossoms (wash and remove stamen)
3 eggs beaten
2 cups of Panko (or you can use regular bread crumbs, or flour)
Mix the first 6 ingredients together thoroughly. Add additional salt/pepper to taste.
To assemble the poppers:
Take a large scoop of the cheese mixture and form into a ball in your hand.
Take 1 slice of the jalapeño pepper and roll the cheese around in your hand so that it forms a cheese tube
Insert the cheese tube into the flower blossom and wrap the ends of the flower blossom around or fold over to secure the cheese inside
Dip Poppers into beaten eggs then thoroughly coat in Panko or bread crumb mixture.
To cook the Poppers:
Fill a large frying pan with oil (olive, canola or a mixture of both) enough to fill the bottom to about 1/8 inch (you do not want them floating).
Warm oil to medium heat and sauté poppers until golden brown on each side. Usually takes about 4 minutes per side, then you may have to flip them once more to finish them up.
Place on plate with a paper towel to cool and drain any excess oil.
The flower makes a great casing and you can fill these babies with almost anything. I’ll post some other fun things you can do with them later. These are great party appetizers. Great with any type of dip – ranch, blue cheese, marinara and some ice cold beer. Enjoy!