Fried Courgette Flowers with Honey and Vinegar

Fried Courgette Flowers with Honey and Vinegar

Packed with sweet and tangy flavour, these courgette flowers with honey and vinegar are a great starter for any summer dinner party. What’s more, they look impressive and are quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Plain flour 75g
  • Sparkling water 250ml
  • Chestnut or other runny honey 50ml
  • White wine vinegar 50ml
  • Olive Oil for frying
  • Courgette flowers 6, stamens removed

Method

STEP 1

Put the flour in a bowl, season, and slowly whisk in the sparkling water to make a smooth batter.

STEP 2

You should be able to see your fingernail through the batter, when dipped.

STEP 3

In a separate bowl mix together the honey and vinegar.

STEP 4

Heat the vegetable oil in a pan no more than 1/3 full until 180C or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds.

STEP 5

Add the courgette flowers to the batter, toss to coat and gently shake off any excess before carefully placing into the oil.

STEP 6

Fry for 1-2 minutes until crisp, drain on kitchen paper and season.

STEP 7

Serve straightaway with the honey and vinegar in a small bowl to dip the courgette flowers into.