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We are fortunate to have a fairly long backyard that allows my parents to garden and grow vegetables every year. This was the first year my mom planted both summer squash and zucchini so we have quite a lot of squash coming along, but we`ve never had squash blossoms/flowers until this year when my neighbor mentioned them being edible. My mom picked about 2 dozen squash flowers from our garden and just put them in the fridge since she had no idea how to cook them I used the power of Goggle haha. I washed and trimmed the stem off of the flowers and also picked off the pollen part of the flower inside. I then diced up some red onion, peppers, mushrooms and minced some garlic. I sauteed the red onion, peppers and minced garlic for a few minutes on medium, then added the mushrooms and Mexican veggie ground to cook for 2 minutes. I then stuffed the squash blossoms with the mixture and tried to twist the tops shut and was not very successful but oh well lol. I then added about 5 tablespoons of water to the pan and added the stuffed squash blossoms in to steam for 2 minutes and plated them with tongs. I chose to steam them to be healthier, but you can also bake or batter and deep fry them and stuff them with a cheesy mixture. Remember to season the stuffing well and I learned you should trim the green portion as the base as it can be quite bitter. It wouldn`t hurt if you made a sauce to put on either even though I have not done that the 3 times I have made them.
Have you ever eaten flowers before?
Did you know you could eat squash blossoms?
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