Fried Zucchini Flowers


Deep-fried zucchini flowers are our favorite summer treat. In our family, we grow zucchini just for the flowers! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 6 zucchini flowers

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying, or as needed


  1. Clean zucchini flowers and dry with a paper towel.

  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk milk, eggs, and olive oil together in a separate bowl; stir in flour mixture until batter is smooth.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.

  4. Working in batches if needed, dip flowers into the batter, then gently place into the hot oil. Fry until golden and crispy, 2 to 5 minutes. Transfer fried flowers to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.

Editor's Note:

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1432 Calories
149g Fat
23g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1432
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 149g 191%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 473mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 26mg 129%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 602mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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