Lovely Zucchini Blossoms

by jerseygirl on September 28, 2009 · 21 comments

I was at the farmers market this past weekend and picked up some beautiful zucchini flowers. They are probably the last of the summer so I thought I should get some while I can. I love them stuffed with cheese, batter dipped and sauteed but that is a lot of work.  I wanted something easier and quicker to make. So I decided on a zucchini blossom and goat cheese omelette. The flowers make the omelette look beautiful and the goat cheese made everything taste delicious. Even the manly husband didn’t mind eating a few flowers!

I didn’t make this omelette the traditional way. I actually flipped it over before I stuffed it with goat cheese so that you could see the beautiful blossoms on the outside of the omelette. This would be perfect for a summer brunch.

Zucchini Blossom and Goat Cheese Omelette
3 large eggs
2 TBS milk
salt and pepper to taste
6 zucchini flowers, stems and center removed
1 ounce of goat cheese

Heat a six inch omelette pan on mediium heat and spray with cooking spray. Beat the eggs and milk together and add salt and pepper to your liking. Pour half the mixture in the pan. Split the flowers down the middle and lay 3 on the omelette. Cook until almost set. Flip the omelette over and spread half the cheese on top. Fold the omelette in half and keep warm. Do the same with the remaining ingredients. Makes two omelettes.

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The Japanese Redneck September 28, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I printed dozens of recipes this year for using the blossoms. Then guess what? We never got around to planting them in the garden. Shame on us. Oh well, maybe next year.

Your omelette looks very good.

Ramona

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Mary September 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm

What a wonderfully original way to use the flowers. The omelet sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day.

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Dawn September 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

that sounds good. never tried them that way, always just deep fried them.

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Debbie September 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

They look delicious Lisa. I've never had zucchini flowers but would love to try some.

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That Girl September 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I kept trying to get the hubs to try squash blossoms but he has an aversion to eating flowers.

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Shannon September 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm

that looks amazing!! i've been meaning to try zucchini blossoms, but haven't mustered the courage 🙂

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Jen September 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm

What a great idea! I have only stuffed zucchini blossoms which is time consuming. Your omelette looks spectacular!

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Leslie September 28, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I have never ever seen the blossoms in my store. Sounds like I am missing out!

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Heather September 28, 2009 at 8:16 pm

wow! i've never done anything other than fry zucchini blossoms. this looks lovely!!

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Melissa September 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Every time I visit my father in law, I pass his squash blossoms wondering if he has plans for them because I know I do.

Never have thought to do anything other than fry it though. Very original.

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Foodie with Little Thyme! September 28, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Beautiful omelet. what a great idea.

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Jeff September 29, 2009 at 9:06 am

Only freaking thing I like about zucchini is the flowers. Heck I would grow it just for the flowers if it did not take up so much real estate.

I normally deep fry them stuffed with cheese but the omlette sounds good!

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kat September 29, 2009 at 10:58 am

Oh yeah that would be impressive to serve at a brunch with the flowers showing through like that.

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Gloria September 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm

This is the prettiest omelet I've ever seen..a work of art…didn't know you could eat all the flowers we got this year!

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Peter M September 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I echo that this is the prettiest omelet, really. There's hope me, better get to the market and get some blossoms for some recipes I wanna try.

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Liz - Meal Makeover Mom September 29, 2009 at 10:09 pm

What an incredibly creative recipe. I love goat cheese, and though I've never had zucchini blossoms, they sure look delicious!
Gotta love those farmer's markets. I just read in USA Today that farmer's markets are up 71% from last year.

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mamakeith September 30, 2009 at 8:33 am

wow… looks so exotic and tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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Katie September 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm

yum that sounds so good! My dad always made eggs with zuchinni blossoms – brings me back

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Chef Fresco October 1, 2009 at 9:24 pm

What a nice title! Perfect! They look delicious.

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Clumbsy Cookie October 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm

What a pretty effect that makes Lisa!

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the ungourmet October 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

What a cool way to use your blossoms! Love it!

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