Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceBBC Good Food
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

Stuffed Courgette Flowers

Ingredients

8
courgette flowers (with small courgette attached)
 
sunflower oil (for frying)
1
egg (large)
100 g
plain flour
  pn
bicarbonate of soda
200 ml
ice water
250 g
ricotta
150 g
goat's cheese (Soft)
1
lemon zest
1⁄2
red chilli (Finely Chopped)
1 c
mint leaves (Chopped)
2
tomatoes (large, ripe, deseeded and finely diced)
2 T
olive oil

Instructions

To make the batter, whisk the egg, flour and bicarb together in a wide bowl. Gradually pour in the iced water, whisking continuously, until you have a smooth batter the consistency of double cream. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat all the filling ingredients together with some seasoning until well mixed. To make the dressing, mix all the ingredients in a third bowl with some seasoning and set aside. Gently open up each flower and remove the stamen if there is one. Place spoonfuls of filling inside. Close the flower, twisting the ends of the petals to seal. Heat a deep-fryer to 180C. (If you don’t have a deep-fryer, see right.) Working in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan, dip the flowers in the batter and fry for 2 mins, then use a slotted spoon to carefully flip them and fry for another 2 mins until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and leave in a warm place while you fry the rest. Sprinkle with a little salt and serve 2 flowers on each plate with a circle of dressing around the outside of the plate.