Happy Earth Day!
To celebrate, I’m going to continue my “backyard foraging” kick, with a recipe for the under-appreciated dandelion. Eaten plain, dandelions are sustainable, “easy” to grow, and very very good for you. You can eat the root, the greens, or in this case- the flower. They are certainly more nutritious when eaten raw… but when they are eaten battered and fried, they are simply delicious.
I am not sure how to describe the taste, other than possibly comparing these particular fritters to vegetable pakora, with a cornmeal twist.
If you haven’t yet delighted in eating what your neighbors probably loathe- now is the time. While you’re at it, go ahead and don a dandelion crown. People will know you mean business.
These things are so fun to harvest, batter and fry, you’ll be foraging in your (or someone else’s) front yard every time you get a hankering for a fried treat. See ya later tater tots.