Fiori Fritti

Courgette flower fritters

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Table in Tuscany

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1985

  • About

Freshly picked courgette flowers are a delicacy usually available only to people fortunate enough to have their own vegetable gardens. In Tuscany, however, the huge orange and green blossoms are available throughout the summer in most markets.


  • 16-18 courgette (zucchini) flowers
  • small handful fresh herbs (parsley and/or thyme) finely chopped


Gently wash & dry the flowers. Trim off stems. In a bowl slowly sift the flour into the water, beating well with a wooden spoon until the mixture is like a smooth pancake batter. Mix in the herbs. Heat the oil in a deep pan, and when very hot, dip the blossoms quickly into the batter & then into the oil. When they are golden brown drain on a kitchen towel & sprinkle with salt and pe