Growing courgettes can be very satisfying. Just one little seed can produce a wonderful plant that keeps on giving. The courgette plant produces beautiful yellow flowers which then grow into the vegetable. We have found them very easy to grow in the poly tunnel. With a little care and watering you will get a nice bounty of courgettes. If you don’t pick them they will grow into huge marrows that would feed an army. Once you have picked enough courgettes you can harvest the little flowers to eat. They have a really delicate flavour that will go perfect with this light batter.
100g Self raising flour
1 tsp Baking powder
4 ice cubes
Fresh still water
Sunflower oil for frying
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
Pick the flowers and be ready to use them straight away, as they will wilt quickly. Add the flour, cornflour and baking powder to a large bowl. Next place in the ice cubes and pour in the water, a little at a time. Whisk until you get a smooth consistency just like yogurt. Add the cajun seasoning now. Heat up enough oil to deep fry. Test the temperature of the oil by dropping in a small piece of bread. If it starts to brown you are ready to go. Gently coat each of the flowers with the batter and fry until golden. Enjoy.
I don’t have courgettes this year, but I do have some beautiful squash blossoms which should do well with this recipe. Thanks for posting.