Recipe By Karen Gallinetti
Published Jun 8th
Prep 20m Cook 5m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 6 servings Calories 246.9

In our family, we grow zucchini just for the flowers. This recipe has been our family favorite. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Recipe Ingredients

  • zucchini flowers
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Clean flowers and dry with a paper towel.
  2. 2 Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk eggs, milk, and olive oil together in a separate bowl; stir in flour mixture until batter is smooth.
  3. 3 Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.
  4. 4 Dip flowers in the batter and fry in the hot oil until golden and crispy, 2 to 5 minutes, working in batches as needed. Transfer fried flowers to a paper towel-lined plate; sprinkle salt over each.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 246.9
  • Carbohydrate 17.2 g
  • Cholesterol 63.6 mg
  • Fat 17.7 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 4.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8 g
  • Sodium 526.8 mg
  • Sugar 1.1 g

Chef's Notes

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.


  1. Sorry, a bit too heavy for me, I tried it instead of the way I learned from my dad, in which I dip in flour, then beaten egg with a little bit of milk, so much more light and fluffy. The batter was a bit too heavy for me
  2. Was a great batter receipt! I added chopped chives, thyme, black pepper, and a pinch of paprika to batter. At the end when cooked I sprinked Romano cheese on top.
  3. Thank you for the recipe! I had just 4 zucchini flowers on my plant so halved the recipe and it was perfect! I just used a small cast iron pan so the oil was deeper and turned them so didn't use a ton of oil for the small amount I made. A fun way to - Read more ...
  4. Awesome light batter! So good!
  5. Easy. Tasty not too heavy. I like mine almost well. Getting the batter browned adds depth from outside crisp to inside soft.
  6. This is an easy way to cook those fabulous flowers! What a treat!
  7. I added some gobs of garlic (awesome specialty foods) and I thickened up the batter by one cup. But came out delicious!
  8. I like pepper so next time I'll add some in the batter I'm also dairy free but this was delicious with coconut milk!
  9. Tasted just like my Nonnas. I added two tablespoons of Parmesan cheese to the batter and a sprinkle on top while they're warm.