Tuesday, 30 November 2010

BUSH COOKING: Dandelion Fritters

Ease of Bush Cooking: Very easy and quick to cook, these are a wonderful snack if you have the batter ingredients available while in the bush. Dandelions are very nutritious. Checkout my dandelion information page.
Servings: 1-2
Kit Required:
Pot for Mixing
1 Small bag of Dandelion Flower Heads
1 Egg
1 Cup of Milk
1 Cup of Flour
Drizzle of Olive Oil
Drizzle of Honey or Syrup (optional)
Gather the dandelion flowers in the sunshine while the flowers are open. Wash through to remove any bugs.
Mix 1 egg, 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of flour in a pot, this is your fritter batter. Heat the olive oil on the pan over a medium heat. Take one of the flowers and hold it by the greens at the base of the flower petals. Dip the petals into the batter and twirl until the flower is covered. Drop it into the pan, flower side down. Continue dipping and dropping flowers, checking the first ones every once in a while to see if they are brown. When they’ve lightly browned, flip them over and brown them on the other side. When they’re brown on both sides remove them from the pan and drain the excess oil.
Add honey or syrup, jam, or powdered sugar if you like it sweet! . For savory fritters try dipping them in mustard or adding some savory herbs to the batter.

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