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Recipe: Stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms

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Here’s a recipe for Stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms (Fiori di Zucca Ripieni) prepared by 312 Chicago executive chef Luca Corrazzina. In the video below, Corrazzina provides step-by-step instructions to make this popular Italian dish at home.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil (for frying)
  • 1 whole egg
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons beer
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 12 zucchini blossoms (stamens removed)
  • 12 pieces of fresh mozzarella (1inch squares)
  • 12 pieces of anchovies (1 inch squares)

Directions

  • In a large pot, heat about 2″ vegetable oil until deep-fry thermometer reads 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk in beer until smooth.
  • Add milk.
  • Stir well and set aside.
  • Stuff each zucchini blossom with one piece of mozzarella and one piece of anchovy.
  • Dip each zucchini blossom in the batter and cook right away in oil.
  • Cook on both sides until golden brown.
  • Enjoy!

312 Chicago is an Itallian restaurant located in the loop at 136 N. LaSalle St., adjacent to Hotel Allegro Chicago.

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