Frittata con Fiori di Zucca

Omelette with Courgette Flowers

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Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

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In peasant cooking, nothing is ever wasted and the flowers of the courgette plant are deliciously sweet and tasty.


  • 400 g (13 oz) courgette flowers with stalks and pistils
  • lemon juice
  • plain flour


Soak the flowers in lemon-flavoured water for 30 minutes, then gently shake out all the excess water and dry them very gently. Remove the stalks and pistils carefully and set the flowers aside on kitchen paper to finish drying. Dip the flowers in flour.

Pour enough oil into a heavy omelette pan to come to a depth of about 4