Fried Squash (or Pumpkin) Blossoms (Serves 8)

1 cup milk

1 egg

1 tablespoon flour

1 teaspoon ground dried sassafras leaves

3 dozen male* blossoms, picked just before they open

½ cup of oil

Garnish; chopped fresh dill weed or mint

Blend the milk, egg, flour and seasoning in a bowl with a fork. Beat the batter until smooth. Place the mashed blossoms in the batter, stir gently, and allow to soak for 10 min. Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet until hot. Fry the batter-coated blossoms, a few at a time, until golden, turning once. Drain on brown paper. Serve hot, garnished with mint leaves or dill.

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