Tempura Courgette flowers 

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.

The Ingredients:
100g Self raising flour

100g Cornflour

1 tsp Baking powder

4 ice cubes

Fresh still water

Sunflower oil for frying

1 tsp Cajun seasoning

The Make:
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.

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