Fiori di Zucca, the zucchini blossoms specialty of the Italian cuisine

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Fried zucchini blossoms

Moms and grand moms use to fry them, whereas they are the main appetisers in many pizzerie and trattorie. The zucchini blossoms are now used as a main ingredient in the Italian cuisine: the so-called fiori di zucca and the torta (salt pie) come with excellent other elements such as mozzarella, anchovy, and ricotta.

Romans love them although they are not easy to find, but they can be used for very easy recipes. Here the ingredients you need to make:

Fiori di Zucca Fritti

Ingredients: Fiori di zucca, mozzarella, scallion, and anchovy.

Once you have put together the cheese, the scallion, and the anchovy, you’ll have to stuff each blossom with a teaspoon of the filling and set aside. Then fry them with olive oil.

Torta Salata di fiori di Zucca 

Ingredients:Zucchini flowers, leek, finely slice, ricotta, egg yolks, parmesan cheese, milk, salt, and olive oil.

Once you have sautéed the leek, add the zucchini flowers but not overcook them. Mash the ricotta with a fork and then you add the milk, egg yolks and the parmesan cheese. Distribute the mix and put the flowers in any kind of pattern you want, then bake it foe 35-40 minutes in 347°F.


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