Recipe by Micah Funk
"This is a recipe handed down by my mother and is a local favorite back in West Virginia, up in the Appalachian Mountains. This recipe consists of picking the largest dandelion flowers and leaving the entire stem behind, battering the flowers up and frying them in butter. Has a flavor similar to that of mushrooms. One word of caution...to avoid a bitter taste, make sure the dandelion flowers you're picking have not been sprayed by dogs or pesticides."
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ground black pepper
unopened dandelion blossoms, stems removed
Delicious! Cheap and easy, and everyone will be amused with your resourcefulness! Feel free to add any spice you desire to the flour and salt/pepper mixture. I add cinnamon and sweet basil in place of salt and pepper and serve with hot fudge syrup or syrup of choice!!
My grandma made Fried Dandelions when I was young and they were always so delicious. Thanks for this recipe! Just like grandmas!
I have made these for a few years now, I found a similar recipe (I use oil, though, not butter) and tried it with my small kids as something fun to do. We went out for a nice walk in a nearby field and picked dandelions, then came home and fried them up. I wasn't expecting for them to taste DELICIOUS and for my three and two year old to beg me to make them again and again!! I always describe them as tasting like fried green beans, without the juiciness of fried green beans. These are just crunchy little bites of heaven. To this day the minute dandelions appear in the spring, my kids ask me to make them. I love the tip for soaking them in salt water to get rid of any bugs! Next time I will definitely do that.
Good recipe ! never had tried anything from the yard before, was pleasantly surprised, I will say that I prob. had more than 80 heads and made half the breading mixture and it was more than enough. Be careful to shake off extra flour before frying it burned the butter to quickly, after cleaning the fry pan out I did a half butter half oil and it burned less but also had less buttery good flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fried Dandelions (Appalachian Style)
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 131
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