Fried Squash Blossoms with Goat Cheese

Crispy fried squash blossoms stuffed with goat cheese 



12 male zucchini blossoms, stamens removed

5 ounces fresh goat cheese

1 T heavy cream

1/4 t salt 

1/2 C all purpose flour

3/4 C Pilsner beer or club soda 

Sea salt for serving 


Remove stamens from squash blossoms and rinse under cold water

Divide the goat cheese into 12 small sections and roll into balls

Place the goat cheese in the base of the flower and twist the top to keep it in place

Mix the salt and flour together, add the beer and stir until almost smooth

Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large pot until a deep fry thermometer reads 350 degrees

Dredge the blossoms in the batter, gently shaking off the excess and place in in the oil without crowding the pan

Let cook for about a minute or so, then flip and let the other side cook, 2 or 3 minutes total

Transfer to paper towels to drain

Sprinkle with sea salt