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Happy Halloween ATS - Fiori di Zucca Fritters for everyone

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posted on Oct, 31 2021 @ 11:15 AM
Happy Halloween ATS!

In keeping with the occasion, I wanted to share a particular recipe that many of you may not know.

In Italy we tend not to waste food. Moreover, we try to find a use for everything.

Enter stage left - the humble Fiori di Zucca or flowers/blossoms of pumpkins, squash and zucchini. They are actually edible, and eat them we do in various ways and with gusto.

They are typically fried or baked, plain or stuffed, and are a delicate and delectable addition to your festive meals.

The following recipes, traditional and not, will show you what is possible. In Italy we eat them all year round and are a staple in any pizzeria, as they are most popular as a starter before scoffing down the main course pizza.

Here, they are readily available in markets and supermarkets. If you have trouble finding them, try a local pumpkin farm, they probably discard the flowers, so you may strike gold and get them free!

Anyway, I've gone on too long. Here are the recipes and a video, too.

Enjoy and Buon Appetito!

Pumpkin Flower Fritters

6 Ways to cook zucchini blossoms

In the end, experiment, there is no right or wrong way of preparing them...

edit on 31/10/2021 by Encia22 because: Licking my lips

posted on Oct, 31 2021 @ 11:28 AM
Flor de calabaza is a much appreciated dish thought Mexico. Typically, we'll saute then lightly with a whisper of garlic, maybe a hint of onion, then add toasted green chiles (a long and slender but not spicey hot pepper), then cover that with cream.

It is heavenly. We didn't harvest the flowers from our garden this year; got busy with other stuff and just didn't do it. Bummer.

posted on Oct, 31 2021 @ 11:37 AM
a reply to: Encia22

One of my favs, my grandmother taught me how to make these.

Oh, and this guy says 'ciao'...

edit on 31-10-2021 by AugustusMasonicus because: dey terk er election

posted on Oct, 31 2021 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: incoserv

Cheers for the recipe!

It's a small world, I didn't know they were popular in Mexico.

posted on Oct, 31 2021 @ 11:43 AM
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I respect Ferruccio, but Enzo said he builds tractors, albeit very fast ones!

posted on Oct, 31 2021 @ 04:23 PM
We made these not too long ago, beautiful!

We usually make Fiori di Zucchini also!

posted on Oct, 31 2021 @ 07:37 PM
a reply to: Encia22

Looks good. Perfect amount of

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