DANDELION FLOWER FRITTERS

April 17, 2014

Looking for a weekend treat in the sun? A short visit to the back yard and a view ingredients will make a delicious breakfast surprise!

 

DANDELION FLOWER FRITTERS

  • dandelion flower tops
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • vanilla sugar
  • olive oil

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_ fetch some nice open dandelions

_ rinse in cool water – allow to dry

_ combine egg, milk, flour and vanilla sugar [for a savory version use rosemary, oregano, thyme, parmesan… instead of vanilla]

_ mix until all lumps are gone

_ heat olive oil in a pan

_ dip flowers into the batter

_ drop into pan, flower side down

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_ cut stalks close to the flower top

_ when fritters are lightly browned, flip them over

_ when lightly browned on both sides, remove from pan

_ serve drizzled with honey, jam, apple sauce or powdered sugar [for savory version dip in aioli, mustard or curry sauce…]

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Alternatively you can cut off the green parts of the flower and sprinkle the yellow petals directly into the batter – just cook them like pancakes!

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