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Fried Dandelion Blossoms

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Turn your garden weeds into a culinary delight with our recipe for Fried Dandelion Blossoms! Instead of dismissing these vibrant flowers, embrace their nutritional benefits—packed with protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins A & C. 

Dip the delicate blossoms in a light batter and fry until golden for a unique and delicious treat. The result is a crunchy, slightly bitter exterior giving way to a tender, subtly sweet center. Fried dandelions offer a creative twist on foraging, transforming a common weed into a delightful dish that showcases the untapped flavors nature has to offer.

Check out more dandelion recipes and learn more about this nutritious and delicious weed.

Harvest blooms from pesticide-free areas to ensure safety. 

Ingredients
Dandelion blossoms
Cool, lightly salted water
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch pepper
Deep fryer
Instructions
  1. Pick new dandelion blossoms (ones on short stems). Rinse in cool, lightly salted water. 
  2. Cut-off stem ends close to flower heads, leaving just enough to hold petals together. 
  3. Roll flowers in paper towels to remove excess moisture. 
  4. Make the batter by combining egg, milk, flour, salt, and pepper. 
  5. Dip flowers into the batter. 
  6. Drop batter-coated blossoms into a deep fryer set at 375 F. Fry until lightly browned. 
  7. Drain on absorbent paper and sprinkle with more salt as taste dictates. Enjoy!
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