Fried squash blossoms
- 15 squash blossoms
- 7 oz all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- frying oil to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup sparkling water
In a bowl, mix the flour with the egg using a fork. Once you have a fairly smooth mixture, dilute it by slowly adding half a glass of water and continuing to stir until the batter is as smooth and thick as puree.
Carefully wash the squash blossoms removing the pistil, drain and gently dry them using paper towels.
Place a large pan on the heat and add enough oil to completely cover the blossoms when frying. In the meanwhile, dip the squash blossoms in the batter, turn them gently and, when the oil start to smoke, fry them, a few at a time, then. Once nicely golden, drain them on paper towels.
Sprinkle over some salt, arrange them on a plate and serve immediately.
Fried squash blossoms are delicious also sprinkled with sugar.