Friday, April 16, 2010

~ Delicious Dandelion Fritters and Jellies ~

Over the last week or two , between watching the boys and household chores , I've been busy picking dandelions and violets.

I've made 2 batches of violet jelly and 1 batch of dandelion jelly. Some of it will be Christmas gifts and I've already gave 1 jar to a friend.

Yesterday , I tried a recipe I had found for dandelion fritters , they were delicious. I ate mine with ranch dressing , but you can dip them in honey or maple syrup , I plan to try them like that too.

Pick dandelion blossoms that are fully open , make sure there are no bugs , give them a quick rinse in a colander. I laid them out on a napkin to dry them a bit.

Put a 1/2 cup of milk in a bowl , add 1 egg and whisk together. You will need a 1/2 cup of flour , I used whole wheat and white mixed. Add flour and whisk until mixed thoroughly. I also added a dash of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. You'll probably want to omit this if you're planning to eat them with honey.

Put oil olive in your frying pan and heat it slowly on medium heat or lower , watch carefully , it heats quickly and my oil got to hot on med heat. Dip dandelion blossoms and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels , I used a coffee filter since I don't buy paper towels anymore.

This was the first time I've tried this recipe and I was pleased with the results , they're very tasty and make a healthy snack.
~ Happy Herbal Blessings ~


comfrey cottages said...

wow you have been busy joyce:) i haven't got around to dandelion jelly yet, but i need to as we have so many:) yum fritters, the kids and i adore them:) glad you are enjoying spring:) did you get your comfrey and lambs ears yet? big hugs to you

Lib said...

Thanks for the recipe.I still have alot of dandelion blooms to pick.
I made 1 run of jelly may do another ,gonna try the fritters .
Have a great wk.end!

Marie S said...

Those Jellies look wonderful. You are a very talented woman. I never learned how to can. What a truly great ability.
Those fritters look awesome too. I have tons of Dandelions, what else can you do with them?
Have a wonderful weekend JoyceAnn.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Leslie ~ I haven't received the roots yet , but maybe they'll be here today. Hope you have a great weekend.

Hi Lib ~ You've got to try the fritters , I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Hi Marie ~ I love my dandelions , there's so many things you can do with them. You can eat the green leaves in salads or cook them. The roots make great medicine for many ailments. Have a great weekend.

~ Weekend Blessings to You All ~

Marisa said...

Thanks for the ideas. I've only ever used the leaves in salads or as cooked greens so I'm anxious to try the fritters. I hope you will post the recipes for the jellies...they sound great.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Marisa ~ I have the recipe for the jellies posted over at my herbal blog , it's listed on the sidebar if you're interested.

~ Sweet Blessings ~

Jennifer said...

How neat! I never thought to use dandelions in recipes. Now for the first time I wish we had more dandelions in our yard!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Yum fritters and jelly!

I've been using dandelion
buds a lot in recipes. Taste
so good.

God Bless You and Yours!!!