I had to post this after reading DVM's post this a.m. and enjoying the pretty pix of the dandelions her daughter fashioned into various shapes.
The post brought back a memory of my grandma cooking dandelion greens and frying the blossoms. I thought I would do a search in case anyone thought I was nuts...here is the recipe!
new blossoms on short stems
1 c. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
hot cooking oil
1 c. flour
pinch of pepper
Pick new dandelion blossoms, those on short stems, and rinse well in cool, lightly salted water.
Cut off the stem ends close to the flower heads, leaving only enough to hold the petals together, because the stems and greenery are bitter.
Roll the dandelion flowers in paper towels to blot up the excess moisture, then dip each one in a batter made of 1 egg, beaten, with 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a pinch of pepper.
Drop the batter-coated blossoms into deep hot fat (375 degrees) and fry until lightly browned.
Drain on absorbent paper; Sprinkle with more salt, if needed, and serve at once as a hot hors d'oeuvre.
2 days ago