How To Make Fried Pumpkin Blossoms Recipe

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Fried Pumpkin Blossoms Description

We love fried pumpkin blossoms. I remember a neighbor coming to the door with pumpkin blossoms in plastic bags selling for something like a quarter a dozen. We would dredge them in a batter composed of saltine crumbs and egg and pan-fry them in margarine.

As dreadful as it sounds, they were impossibly delicious. This recipe comes from my Central Illinois roots.

Contributed by: Elizabeth A. Snelson, Central Illinois


1 DozenPumpkin Blossoms
1 dozenSaltine Crackers
To tasteSalt
To tastePepper
1/2  stickMargarine

Fried Pumpkin Blossoms Directions:

  1. Crush crackers  and place in a shallow bowl.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Scramble eggs in a second bowl.
  4. Dredge pumpkin blossoms gently in egg batter, then into the cracker crumbs.
  5. The flowers are tender, so it is better to set the blossom in the cracker bowl and pat on the crumbs.  Turn over and repeat.
  6. Place directly into a frying pan with margarine.
  7. Cook until slightly brown.
  8. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel to drain.

Recipe Suggestions:

  • Use vegetable oil in place of margarine.

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