Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Courgettes with cheese
Stuffed Courgette Flowers

So, I’ll not lie – you ain’t gona be able to pull this recipe off unless you’re growing your own courgettes…simple as that….or if you know someone you can rob them off!!

Courgettes are bang in season right now so if you are growing you should have a healthy belt of flowers that otherwise will just wilt, die and head back to the soil. This recipe is a beezer way to intervene and make the very best from these little beauties.

 

Stuffed courgette flowers
Fresh courgette flowers

 

Makes 6 stuffed courgette flowers

6 fresh courgette flowers cut at the stem

4 tablespoons or cream cheese

75 grams strong goats cheese

1-2 pinches of chili flakes

1 small courgette

1 cloves garlic

100grams self raising flour

sparkling water

So kick things off by making the courgette flower stuffing – combine the cream cheese, goats cheese and chili – make sure the mix is well combined so use a fork. Season, taste, season taste until you are happy …..it should be creamy but punchy.

Next lightly dust off the flowers with a pastry brush to loose any bits of grit or garden debris and also remove the little stalk inside the flower. Next gently spoon (or pipe) the stuffing into each flower and pinch the leaves closed – place in the fridge to firm up for about 30 minutes.

Lastly make the batter – combine the flour with the sparkling water until you get a batter that’s the same consistency as double cream, season and your are good to go.

To cook, bring about 4 inches of veg oil up to 190c, dunk the stuffed flowers into the batter then straight into the hot oil. Deep fry for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.

So, here’s the trick……serve these as soon as they come out of the oil….do not hang around as you want to eat these babies whilst crunchy and the stuffing is oozy!!

 

 

 

 

 

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