My garden this year has produced many squash blossoms and zero actual squash. While this is disappointing, I’ve got to just move on and make the best of it. Year over year I’ve learned a lot from my little vegetable plot out back, and I’m already thinking ahead to next year’s garden (It’s going to the be the best yet!) In the meantime, I decided to take my bounty of squash blossoms and stuff them with chorizo and cheese……sort of.
Firstly, Soyrizo was on sale so this isn’t ACTUALLY chorizo, but you easily could use the full meat version. Secondly, I’m that girl that tends to buy random stuff at the grocery if it catches my eye, and I have no idea what it is. In this particular case, Sprouts was selling something called “shredded jalapeño yogurt cheese”. I thought it sounded weird and interesting so I bought it. So, in all actuality, these are squash blossoms stuffed with soyrizo and yogurt cheese. Feel free to use regular ingredients when making these at home.
- 6oz. of chorizo (or soyrizo)
- ½ c. shredded pepperjack cheese (or shredded yogurt cheese)
- 1 c. flour
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 20 squash blossoms
- ¼ cup canola oil
- Remove chorizo from casing and crumble into a medium bowl. Mix in cheese.
- Carefully stuff each squash blossom with mixture, and pinch the ends to close.
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
- Place flour and egg each in a shallow dish. One by one, dip each squash blossom in egg, then in flour until coated. Shake off excess.
- Fry in oil turning until golden brown on all sides. Drain on a paper towel and serve warm
These babies aren’t the most attractive things to look at, but boy were they delicious! I ate this for dinner while The Hubs was out of town last week. Spicy! Let me also say that the yogurt cheese (whatever it is) is mucho delicioso, and melts like a dream. Although I didn’t try it, I bet they would be awesome dipped in ranch dressing.
I’ve got a bumper crop of squash blossoms coming in now, so I’ll soon be making these again….unless I find some other random ingredient to stuff in them while shopping this week.