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Fried Pumpkin Blossoms Recipe

Pumpkin blossoms are delicious battered and fried. Pumpkin blossoms have a long food history as an edible part of the pumpkin plant. 

Pumpkin blossoms prettify your garden, and bring beauty and an interesting flavor to your mealtime.

Pumpkin blossoms add flavor and color to any dish served up in the kitchen.

Pumpkin Blossoms

Fried Pumpkin Blossoms Recipe

Ingredients

12 large fresh pumpkin blossoms

2/3 cup self-rising flour

2 tablespoons water

2 large eggs, beaten

1/2 teaspoon good quality curry powder, optional

Salt and pepper to taste

Corn oil for frying


Directions

In a medium bowl, mix flour in water and eggs until smooth. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Dip three pumpkin blossoms at a time in batter to coat, fry on each side until crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve as a side to grilled meats or as a topping for salads.

Fried Pumpkin Blossoms

Did you know? Egusi seeds are the seeds of plants of squash, melon, gourd, pumpkin etc which after being dried and ground are used as an ingredient in East and West African recipes.
Egusi seeds are the seeds of plants of squash, melon, gourd, pumpkin etc
Pumpkin seeds

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