Deep-Fried Squash Blossoms
|Title:||Deep-Fried Squash Blossoms|
Use the blossoms from winter squash, not zucchini.
20 to 30 fresh squash blossoms
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure ground chile
Salt, to taste
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
Wash blossoms gently, then pat dry. Beat together the eggs milk and seasonings. Dip each blossom in the mixture, roll it in the cornmeal, lay on a cookie sheet, and refrigerate for 15 minutes before frying.
Heat oil in a heavy skillet and dry the blossoms a few at a time until crisp and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Tongs will help to turn them over. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.