Luke’s Cajun Squash Blossom Burger by Laura for the Friday Night Dinner Challenge



“Hey, we making the Cajun Eggs Benedict again?“ “I don’t know. We could.“ “Let’s do it, it was good.” “Well, the Cajun was all your doing.”


“My stuffed fried squash blossoms are extremely popular with the customers!” “Yes, I know.” “People come from all over and demand the fried stuffed squash blossoms.”


Recipe by Laura from Stars Hollow Clothier

Ingredients:

For the squash blossoms:

  • 2/3 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 smoked paprika

  • 8 squash blossoms, cleaned

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil

For the cream cheese:

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese

  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder

For the aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayo

  • juice of 1 small lime

  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

  • Dash of cayenne powder

  • Dash of red pepper flakes

For the burgers:

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Chili Powder

  • Burger buns

  • Burger toppings of your choice

Directions:

  1. Combine the flour, milk, salt and paprika to create a batter.

  2. Brush the batter gently onto the squash blossoms and pan fry in avocado oil over medium heat.

  3. Combine the cream cheese and spices until fully combined.

  4. Mix the mayo, lime juice, and spices until fully combine to create the aioli.

  5. Season ground beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder to your liking.

  6. Shape ground beef into patties and cook for your desired length of time.

  7. Top your burger with the Cajun cream cheese, aioli, squash blossoms, and any other toppings of your choice!

Beautifully crisp squash blossoms.

I’m excited to share the winning burger recipe from the Friday Night Dinner Challenge with Remarkist. As part of the Super Sensational Summer Spectacular, I hosted the first Friday Night Dinner Challenge and part of that was to invent your own Luke’s burger. Laura was the winner because I loved her nod to Luke and Sookie’s collaboration with the Cajun Eggs Benedict that they made in a Tale of Poes and Fire and of course, Sookie’s famous stuffed fried squash blossoms. I had so much fun seeing all of the eateries and chatting with John Cabrera about this project!


Happy Cooking from the Hollow!


A beautiful burger is paired with tater tots!




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