Flower fritters and tempura

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

The Scented Kitchen: Cooking with Flowers

The Scented Kitchen

By Frances Bissell

Published 2012

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Method

Deep-fried sage leaves have long been a favourite garnish, and even a cocktail snack. You can do the same thing with edible flowers, using either a fritter batter or the crisper, lighter tempura batter, which, in my view is preferable. Suitable flowers include nasturtiums, squash blossoms, day lilies, marigold fans, rose buds, sage flowers, mimosa and elderflowers.