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Each Spring these beautiful yellow blossoms start popping up everywhere , dandelions are probably the most well known wild herb. But most people consider the plant a nuisance and unsightly on their well manicured lawns , that's a shame. Dandelions are very nutritious and can be used medicinally for many health problems. If you would like to read more about their nutritional value and medicinal properties , click here ~ http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Dandelion.html ~. Today I'm sharing a recipe I tried for the first time last Spring and they're absolutely delicious. Dandelion blossoms should be gathered in the middle of the day when they are fully open and dry. You should always harvest from areas that haven't been treated or sprayed with chemicals. You may get a few bugs as you gather , so be sure to wash well. I bring them inside and emerge in a bowl of water for a minute , make sure you remove any bits of stem that may be attached ..........................
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
Add the 1/2 cup milk to a bowl , add egg and whisk well , add your favorite type of flour and whisk. You can add salt and pepper if you like , it's optional.
I use olive oil to fry , but it should be heated on a low heat , my oil got to hot the first time I made these. Start on med-low heat , watch closely , you may to need to adjust heat depending on your stove. Drop your battered dandelion in and let them cook until browned on each side. Remove from oil and drain on paper.
Fried dandelion blossoms are delicious with your favorite dip , we love them with ranch dressing. They're also good as a dessert , served with honey , maple syrup or my shag bark hickory syrup for dipping.
Hope you'll give them a try , I think you'll like them.
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