Courgettes flowers in light batter

Our best loved summer snack in Le Midi.

Light batter for summer frying: Here is a quick recipe from Languedoc where the courgettes flowers are in season.
Ingredients list:

  • Fine flour (type 00) 100g (or 50/50 cornflour)
  • Egg,1
  • Raising powder, 1 tsp
  • Cold water, 80ml
  • Chilled Soda or Perrier water, 2 tbsp
  • Pinch of salt

Put the flour, the whole egg, salt, raising powder and the cold water in the bowl of the Thermomix.
Mix at speed 5 for around 2 min. And add a little soda water or Perrier towards the end.

This makes a very light, almost “tempura” like batter, perfect for frying courgettes flowers!
Slice the dry and clean flowers in two, dip into the batter and shallow fry in a pan.
Serve warm as a starter.

You can also fry other flowers, but do check for toxicity first… I know pansies and poppies are fine and I have even heard of tulip eaters but never tried!

Recipe curtesy of my grand-mother.

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