Batter: Mix together flour, milk, egg and salt. The batter should be fairly runny, slightly thinner than a pancake batter. If not runny enough, add a little water, one tablespoon at a time.
Heat a heavy-bottomed sauté pan to hot but not smoking. Pour in oil to cover the bottom, about 1/2 inch.
Gently, gently, dip the flowers in the batter, then fry them until golden. Do not overcrowd the pan and work in batches if necessary.
Drain flowers on paper towel and serve hot.
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