3/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp. dry white wine
3/4 c. cold water
Oil for deep frying
1 egg white
16 male zucchini flowers or 16 sm. spinach leaves
For batter: sift flour and salt into medium bowl. Add next 5 ingredients one at a time in order given, blending well and making sure batter is smooth. Cover and let stand at cool room temperature (do not refrigerate) for 2 hours.
When ready to serve, heat oil for deep frying to 375 degrees. Beat egg white until stiff. Fold into batter, blending well. Dip flowers one at a time into batter and add to oil (do not crowd). Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Remove with strainer or slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Transfer to dish, sprinkle with salt and serve.
NOTE: The male flower is a bright orange blossom and develops only a small thin stem that does not grow into a vegetable. Yield: 16 pieces.