Eat the Dandelion Flowers
It’s dandelion season! Most people disparage dandelion in their lawn, but there are a number of us who celebrate it. The flowers, leaves and roots are all edible, and perfect for Dandelion Flower Fritters and other wonderful treats.
A year ago, I got together with a group of friends for a Foraged Feast. One of my friends made Dandelion Flower Fritters, and I was hooked.
You’ve probably seen the Facebook meme that encourages us to leave the flowers for the bees. As I mentioned in my previous post on Dandelion Root Coffee: “While I wholeheartedly agree that there’s no reason to eradicate dandelions from your lawn, I can assure you that harvesting the leaves, flowers or roots for food will not hurt the bees”.
There’s plenty for everyone!
Other Delicious Ways to Enjoy Dandelion:
And I make yummy Elderflower Fritters, too!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy dandelions?
Dandelion Flower Fritters
- Heat the lard in a heavy frying pan on medium heat.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Stir in the milk, melted butter and egg.
- One at a time, coat the flowers with the batter.
- Fry in the hot fat until brown, turning once.
- Place on a paper towel lined dish to soak up the extra fat.
- These are delicious served with honey or maple syrup.
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