One of my weaknesses is crab rangoon, the crispy fried dough filled with crab meat and cream cheese, it pretty much doesn’t get better than that. Yesterday as I was picking ripe veggies in the garden I wanted to figure out what to stuff all the zucchini flowers with, so I started searching. There were lots of options, mostly involving ricotta cheese or cream cheese. That’s when I remembered we had a pound of crabmeat in the fridge waiting for my avocados to ripen, and I knew what had to happen.
Know that you will need 4 hands to complete this recipe, one person to hold open the flowers while the other person stuffs them. My husband believed he got the better end of that deal after his hands were covered in crab meat and cheese and he just had to lick them off. Sadly, it also gave him the chance to just stuff a few in his mouth. I’m shocked I actually got to fry any of them! These make a great appetizer and the presentation is gorgeous (don’t trust my photos, lol.)
If you would like them a little crispier you might want to dust them with coconut or almond flour before frying, but we liked them plain. If you don’t do dairy try these with just crab meat or mix the crab with avocado and stuff them!Print