Zucchini flower bundles



Zucchini flower bundles

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Prep time: 40 min

  • Cook time: 30 min

  • Cost: Average

  • PRESENTATION

    It’s the zucchini flower season! Delicate and delicious rays of sunlight that never fail to inspire in the kitchen. This time however we will not prepare them in batter, and we present a new, morish recipe: zucchini flower bundles. These delicious bites are filled with vegetables and melted cheese, which you’ll discover right from the first bite. Perfect served as a finger food starter: these bites will bring cheer to your table!

    INGREDIENTS

    Zucchini flowers

    16

    Zucchini

    3

    Potatoes

    3

    Garlic

    1
    clove

    Oregano

    to taste
    – fresh

    Parsley

    to taste

    Extra virgin olive oil

    to taste

    Fine salt

    to taste

    Eggs

    1

    Parmigiano Reggiano DOP cheese

    1
    oz
    (50 g)
    – for grating

    Breadcrumbs

    2
    tbsp
    (20 g)

    Provola cheese

    1
    oz
    (50 g)

    Preparation

    How to prepare Zucchini flower bundles

    Zucchini flower bundles

    To prepare the zucchini flower bundles, remove the stem 1, pistil 2 and pointy leaves around the flower. Cut into four pieces to obtain 4 separate petals 3.

    Zucchini flower bundles

    Wash, tip and dice the zucchini 4. Peel and dice the potatoes 5. Crush the garlic in a large pan and brown it with a drizzle of oil 6.

    Zucchini flower bundles

    Add the zucchini to the pan 7, then the potatoes 8 and add enough salt for the vegetables to release their water, then add the fresh oregano 9. 

    Zucchini flower bundles

    Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for around 15 minutes, turn over occasionally. Once the 15 minutes are up, remove the garlic 11 and leave to cool in a large bowl. Coarsely mash the vegetables 12.

    Zucchini flower bundles

    Add the egg, the Parmigiano, the chopped parsley 14 and the breadcrumbs 15. Add salt to taste and stir.

    Zucchini flower bundles

    Dice the cheese 16. Remove a ball of the mixture 17, place one or two cheese cubes in the middle 18. 

    Zucchini flower bundles

    Mold by hand to form balls that are not too big 19. Take a flower and place the ball in the middle of it 20. Wrap in the petals 21 to fully cover it  

    Zucchini flower bundles

    Place the flowers on a tray lined with parchment paper. Add a drizzle of oil 23 and salt. Bake in a static oven preheated to 392°F for 15/20 minutes. The zucchini flower bundles are ready to be enjoyed 24.

    Storage

    Zucchini flower bundles can be stored for a couple of days in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Freezing is not recommended.

    Tips

    If the mixture is too soft or watery, add a few spoons of breadcrumbs.

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