Eating flowers in summer is one of life’s simple luxuries.
I have got a courgette flowers “beignet” recipe on the blog already but this one is our Sicilian version and I love it for the sharp freshness the ricotta gives against the fried batter. Here I used the same batter recipe as before.
This light snack makes a perfect starter to a summer dinner party.
- Per Courgette flower:
- Ricotta, 1 Tbsp
- Salt and pepper to flavour
Season the ricotta and drop a spoonful inside each courgette flower. Delicately close the petals around and dip this into a light batter. Shallow fry in a bit of rapeseed or sunflower oil. Once brown – it takes a few seconds- lay each parcel onto kitchen towel to drain the excess oil.
Serve warm as soon as they are done.