Pan-Fried Dandelion Flowers
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Rohan May 7, 2018
Huge bump but just tried this today. Didn't bother removing the sepals tho. Excellent snack, thanks heaps. Rohan
CookingMomTR June 9, 2011
I'm shocked...I never thought about doing this. I'm definitely trying these this weekend.
Louise F. May 23, 2011
This encourages me to try dandelion flowers in a stir-fry or dropped into a soup or stew & they will take much less prep : )
hardlikearmour May 23, 2011
If you do it, let me know how it turns out! I've never tried them any other way.
prettyPeas May 19, 2011
This sounds great--I've made them before with a beer tempura batter and gotten great reviews. People have a hard time guessing just what has been battered and fried--it's neither extremely bitter like dandelion greens nor floral--just good and vegetal.
hardlikearmour May 19, 2011
Thanks! There's also a dandelion fritter recipe posted that uses a beer batter. Removing the sepals really removes any bitterness (though is a bit persnickety!)
Sagegreen May 15, 2011
OMG! I am so glad to be catching up with recipes after a work-imposed hiatus. Love this idea. Now I can bless my backyard crop amidst the lawn instead of curse them!
hardlikearmour May 15, 2011
They are pretty tasty, though cleaning them is a bit of work. Definitely a good conversation starter.
Chauncey May 15, 2011
Darn, had a big crop last month (04/2011). Saving recipe so I can go out and harvest the flowers to prevent seeding, instead of throwing them away (no compost pile :-(. )
hardlikearmour May 15, 2011
I hope you get a chance to try them! Unfortunately you'll probably get another big crop at some point in the future!
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hardlikearmour May 12, 2011
Thanks! I finally talked to my dad today, and found out his mom used to make them for him when he was a kid.
Burnt O. May 9, 2011
Lovely - sounds like zucchini blossom fritters - but what do they TASTE like?
hardlikearmour May 10, 2011
I've been thinking about this -- I guess they taste vaguely like asparagus, but I don't really have a good comparison.
mrslarkin May 9, 2011
What a great idea! Since as long as I can remember, this has been my favorite flower. Love seeing meadows full of these in the springtime. Thanks, hla!!
wssmom May 9, 2011
Astounding! Where did your ad go to survival school? (Confession: the wss in my name stands for Wilderness Survival School ....)
I have no idea. I think he actually taught a survival course. I'll find out next time I talk to him.
gingerroot May 9, 2011
These are so creative and sound delicious! I love that they were inspired by a food memory.
Thanks, gr! Especially since I talked to my mom on Mother's Day about it!
VanessaS May 9, 2011
What an interesting idea - makes me wish I had a yard!
KaffeeAndKuchen May 9, 2011
Do you suggest using smaller/new flowers or will any age dandelion work?
Fully open flowers are best, and I prefer the larger ones if I can find them.
cookinginvictoria May 9, 2011
I am a big fan of dandelion leaves, but I must confess that I have never eaten the flowers. These sound very intriguing -- an updated version of fried zucchini blossoms, which I absolutely love. Great sounding recipe and really beautiful photo, btw.
TheWimpyVegetarian May 9, 2011
This sounds so interesting!! For the first time in my life I'm going to be excited about dandelions in the yard so I can try this. Love this!
boulangere May 9, 2011
This is a wonderful idea - I'll bet children would love it!
My mom wouldn't make it as often as we'd have liked as kids! Cleaning the flowers is fairly painstaking, so now I can see why!
Bevi May 9, 2011
I'll be making these in about a week when my lawn is yellow with dandelions.
Panfusine May 8, 2011
wow, and to think I spent the whole afternoon pulling these blossoms off my lawn & tossing them! just waiting for the next crop to spring up..
Midge May 8, 2011
I'm so intrigued. Would love to try them.
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