April is Dandelion month and every year when spring rolls around I make one of my favorite spring snacks: fried dandelions.
I learned this recipe when I lived in Virginia as a kid. My family was at a potluck and a Quaker woman had brought fried dandelions. At first I was skeptical but once I tried them I couldn’t stop eating! I make them every year and love introducing them to people. Most are hesitant to try, but they always agree that fried dandelions are pretty tasty.
Cooking fried dandelions is really easy and you probably already have all of the ingredients, including this ubiquitous weed. Another bonus? Dandelions are high in nutrients including lecithin, vitamin a & c, b vitamins, zinc, potassium, iron, and beta-carotene. Historically these flowers have been used to promote liver function and aid digestion. Here are five steps to making your own fried dandelions: