Several people told me how squash flowers are supposed to be a gormet delicacy, so I figured I'd give them a try since we have a so many flowers on our squash plants... Here's the story...
It's been raining alot here in Maryland - after the prerequisite afternoon downpour my husband & I noticed that many squash flowers had just fallen off the plants. So we picked up all the flowers that fell off, tossed the ones that were in bad condition, & brought the rest inside.
I researched squash flowers, learning that there's male & female flowers & only the females produce fruit. Makes sense. A quick check of the garden revealed that we mostly have male flowers. Hmmm...
I cut out the insides of the flowers, cleaned them real well, and laid them out to dry.
I found a simple recipe at this page:
I made the battered squash blossoms, which is the first recipe listed. Cook them fast in a very hot skillet. We learned that we liked them without too much batter (they're better crispy), and they are best served piping hot.