Fried Courgette Flowers Recipe With Honey and Vinegar

Fried courgette flowers with honey and vinegar

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Packed with sweet and tangy flavour, these courgette flowers with honey and vinegar are a great starter for any summer dinner party. What's more, they look impressive and are quick and easy to make


Make these crispy fried courgette flowers, then check out more courgette recipes such as our BBQ courgettescourgette curry and courgette frittata.

“I love courgette flowers and this recipe is a simple seasonal version of our winter fried sage leaves. As always with the cooking at Palatino, we want everything to be elegant but most of all delicious. This dish has its roots in ancient Rome but remains very popular with contemporary diners.” Stevie Parle, head chef,



  • plain flour 75g
  • sparkling water 250ml
  • chestnut or other runny honey 50ml
  • white wine vinegar 50ml
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • courgette flowers 6, stamens removed


  • Step 1

    Put the flour in a bowl, season, and slowly whisk in the sparkling water to make a smooth batter.

  • Step 2

    You should be able to see your fingernail through the batter, when dipped.

  • Step 3

    In a separate bowl mix together the honey and vinegar.

  • Step 4

    Heat the vegetable oil in a pan no more than 1/3 full until 180C or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds.

  • Step 5

    Add the courgette flowers to the batter, toss to coat and gently shake off any excess before carefully placing into the oil.

  • Step 6

    Fry for 1-2 minutes until crisp, drain on kitchen paper and season.

  • Step 7

    Serve straightaway with the honey and vinegar in a small bowl to dip the courgette flowers into.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 267
  • Fat 6.5g
  • Saturates 0.6g
  • Carbs 47.4g
  • Sugars 18.5g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Protein 3.9g
  • Salt 0.2g