A Delightful Side Dish- Corn, Bacon and Dandelion Greens

As a lovely side dish it just does not get any more pretty and tasty.. but its also a amazing way to introduce the wonderful slightly bitter free growing green the Dandelion to those that are unsure..

Corn, Bacon and Dandelion Greens.

Farmgal Recipe was one of my huge bacon slices, diced, one massive washed and diced Dandelion greens (no flowers or buds) and one Pint of Sweet Corn..  Take out some of the bacon fat, after cooking the bacon bits till browned, then add the greens, wilt them down, then add your canned sweet corn, at least a quarter cup of the corn juice is ideally added. Simmer till warm though an serve.

Now for those that are making it in your home.

  • 1 pint sweet corn- one large can or two small cans of the best sweet nibbled corn
  • 2 slices of bacon, diced
  • 12 oz of cleaned an diced Dandelion greens, (or spinach or mustard greens)
  • A pinch of salt to taste

 

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3 Responses to A Delightful Side Dish- Corn, Bacon and Dandelion Greens

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Yup, this combo sounds quite tasty and ticks off all the boxes I remember from HomeEc Class… Sight: Bright green leaves, buttery yellow corn and rich brown bacon. Smell: well, don’t get me started; ) Taste: Sweet corn, salty bacon, slightly bitter Dent-de-lion. Loads of great Texture. And good nutritional balance: one part greens to one part starch to one part protein… This dish could even stand alone for a quick lunchtime meal: ) Yum!
    One more thing though… I only see Dandelion leaves here, but you can also sauté the young plants, crowns and all, for a bigger liver-cleansing punch [once you (re)acquire the taste for bitter greens that modern{North American} palates have lost, that is; ] I remember this from one of my Dad’s ’70’s experiments with self-sufficiency.

  2. calliek says:

    I like my dandelion greens with a bit of bacon, goat cheese and a bit of lemon zest on pasta!

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