These delicate zucchini blossoms are filled with creamy and stringy cheeses, perfect appetizer that entices your eyes and palate.
– What are zucchini blossoms?
Zucchini blossoms are edible flowers from a zucchini plant and mainly can be found in farmers market or garden. Therefore, every time I see in the local farmers market I will by a bunch of it.
– How do I prepare zucchini blossoms?
Because they are very delicate, you will need to handle it very gently from the moment you get them.
Yes, it is worth all the extra light and gently handling.
– Are you ready to try these awesome and pretty appetizers?
- 8-10 zucchini flowers
- ½ cup part skim ricotta
- 4 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped salt and pepper to taste
- 2-3 mozzarella sticks, cut into half and then cut lengthwise
- 1 egg
- ½ cup panko
- olive oil spray
Gently wipe the zucchini flowers, remove any dirt or soil.
In a bowl, combine the ricotta, salt, pepper, and the fresh parsley.
Place the ricotta mix into a sandwich bag and make a small cut at the edge of the bag to pipe the creamy ricotta into the blossom.
Insert one piece of Mozzarella cheese into the blossom in the middle fo the ricotta mix.
Gently press the petals of the flower at the tip to seal.
Do this with all the zucchini flowers.
In a small bowl beat the egg and add the panko into another shallow dish.
Dip the blossoms into the beaten egg and then into the panko, toss around to coat all the flower with panko.
Spray the bottom of an air fryer with olive oil spray and place the blossoms in, and again spray the top of the blossoms.
Air fry at 365oF for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway using a thong and be gently.
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You really are making the most of the zucchini blossoms! This is beautiful!