Recipe: Black Locust Blossom Fritters

Last week I got a hold of a small box of Black Locust blossoms at our local farmer’s market. I quickly turned them into fritters.

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This recipe is so easy that you can almost make it on a whim…well, as long as you have the key ingredient at hand.

Black Locust 

Ingredients:

  • a handful of black locust blossoms
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon of flour
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions:

  1. In a medium size bowl, beat the egg with a fork until the whites and yolks are blended in uniform color.
  2. Add a handful of black locust blossoms, mix until each blossom is coated with liquid egg.
  3. Sift the flour with a sifter or a fine-mesh strainer to break up any visible lumps – optional.
  4. Add the flour to the egg mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan at medium high heat. Scoop the batter into the pan and flatten it with a spatula. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Remove the fritters from the pan and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  8. Sever immediately.

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Note:
Black locust, also known as false acacia, is the source of the renowned acacia honey. For those with a sweet tooth and a drive for perfection, here is a recipe on Mark Bittman‘s blog, by the one and only Jacques Pépin.

Happy cooking! 🙂

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