Fried courgettes with goats’ cheese, almonds and truffle honey
Tangy cheese and sweet earthy truffle honey match perfectly with crisp fried courgettes.
Beat the goats’ cheese and mascarpone together to loosen. Stir in the thyme and season with salt and pepper.
Spread the cheese mixture onto a serving plate and top with the toasted almonds.
Fill a deep-fat fryer or a large, deep, heavy-bottomed pan two-thirds full with the oil. Heat to 180C (a cube of bread should turn brown in one minute when dropped in.) CAUTION: Hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.
Mix together the flour and semolina with some salt and pepper in a bowl.
Pour the milk into another bowl.
Dip the courgettes with flowers into the milk, then into the flour and semolina mixture. Deep-fry for 2–3 minutes, or until golden-brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
Top the cheese and almonds with the fried courgettes and flowers and drizzle with truffle honey. Serve with a crisp glass of white wine.