Update Aug 07
Thursday, August 7, 2014
BLT's and Fried Pumpkin Blossoms
Aug 06 2014
Last night my wife said she was hungry for pizza so I was all set to have some of Sandman’s pizza. That changed this morning when a friend showed up at the door at 9 am. She had a large plate of pumpkin blossoms freshly picked and cleaned from her garden. There was no way I would not fry up those babies for supper instead of pizza. I told the wife we’ll have some BLT’s with them.
So it was off to the grocery for some buns and lettuce and to my butchers for some of his good thick sliced bacon. I had enough tomatoes on hand. I did up the bacon on my Traeger after lunch. 300 deg. grill level and it took about 50 minutes to get it where I like it. A pellet smoker is the best bacon fryer there is; no grease spatters on the stove and no dirty skillet to wash. You can get it just the way you like from limp to crispy.
Our friend cleans her pumpkin blossoms different than I do. She cuts the green stem off, opens the flower and washes clean. I just snip the very end of the stem off and the pistil comes out easily. I leave the flower whole and wash. Either way they are delicious.
Set up to cook
First batch in
Update Aug 07
I had enough of the pumpkin blossoms left I fried them up for my lunch today. Too lazy to crush up some crackers I used Panko bread crumbs this time. I bundled them up too instead of leaving them more flat. You get a little less breading that way and more of the blossom taste.