Flower Power: Stuffed Squash Blossoms {Central Coast, Ca}

Stuffed with cheese.  Breaded and fried. Nuff. Said.

I've been eyeing these gorgeous squash blossoms for ages now, and finally decided to try my hand at stuffing them.  Lucky me, it must have been in the cards because one of my favorite growers at the farmer's market gave me 2 baskets for the price of one!  I took it as a sign and took them home to experiment.

A simple recipe... take your favorite soft cheese (I used light Laughing Cow), some Parmesan, garlic powder and pepper mixed together and gently stuff into the blossoms.  A light dusting of flour, a dip into milk or egg, and a roll in some seasoned toast or bread crumbs.  That's all the prep you need to do!  I fried these little flowers for a minute on each side, until golden, taking care not to brown too much.  I recommend serving these over a simple spoonful of your favorite tomato sauce with a sprinkle of Parmesan on top.  To DIE for.  Guess what we had for dinner this night??