Dandelion Flower Fritter Balls Recipe

Ok so Dh had a busy morning, it had started to rain, I had made the bread, another batch of nettle tea, had the lilacs in their jars or in the drying trays, same with the spruce tips, and hoping the rain would be enough that we would not need to water in the newly planted rows and Dh decided it was a nap time.

So I snuck over to Farmer T’s for an hour and on the way home, could not help but notice and admire the awesome perfect Dandelion flowers on the way home, somehow a dozen the biggest and most perfect were picked and brought home with me..

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Soon the kitchen and our tummies were enjoying the yummy taste of little bitty fritters..

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This recipe is so easy, that I am not sure it should be called a recipe, and in order to make it the way I did, you will need to understand the basic’s of cooking. Start your fat to heat, and aim for a nice 350 or a 6 on my stove. Do not overcrowd your flyer, or your oil’s temp will drop.

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I took a dozen big flower heads, and cut off the backs and most of the greens, and it left me with a lovely pile of fluffy flower petals, about half a cup would be my guess, to which I added one med size room temp egg, 1 heaping tbsp. of sugar, and enough flour to make a stick rollable dough, I would guess right around one and 1/4th cup, enough to flour while working the dough..

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you want itty bitty balls, about a inch to a inch an quarter, once your oil is ready drop them in and when they are cooked they will float and self-flip after browning, check the other side and use your favorite fritter covering, some like them with a drizzle of jam, others honey, others like them in a sugar roll, I like them in iced sugar covering, you could also glaze them if you wanted..

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Enjoy them hot or cold.. Makes right around 2 dozen.

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4 Responses to Dandelion Flower Fritter Balls Recipe

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    So, what do they taste like?
    And, didIgetthat straight? That you use lilac blossom in… sugar? or…?

  2. like Dandelion flowers, deb, have you never eaten dandelion flowers themselves or the syrup made from them? Its got a spring honey taste to the syrup, its my mock honey, I will do a few more recipes on the flowers.

    as for lilacs, post coming..

    • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

      LOL! Dad tried Dandelion wine once, which was a colossal FAIL! (sorry Dad; ) so that was pretty much the end of our blossom collecting (and besides, we figured the bees made MUCH better use of them than we did anyway; )
      From your answer then, I’d guess that they taste just as great as they smell; and, in all my life, I’ve only ever REALLY smelled them once, but their scent is incredible: lovely, ethereal, bewitching, unforgettable… (Which would make your fritters just AMAZING; )

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