I was getting pretty sad that this was what was going to prevent me from completing the cookbook, but my mom offered to make them for me and let me know what she thought about the recipe. Works for me!
She grows zucchini in her garden, so she had the access:
These were rinsed and set aside while she heated up her oils (olive and canola). Next up, she sifted flour into water, beating them together and adding salt and pepper.
Each blossom was dipped in the batter and dropped into the hot oil until golden brown on each side.
And then voila, fried zucchini blossoms are served.
And the taste? Mom says that they were "delightful, the perfect crunch and savory, salty, and delicious."
So there you go. Recipe number 264 is done and done, and I'm officially though with cooking The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. I win. Thanks, mom!