Our yard is full of beautiful smiling yellow faces of dandelion flowers. Many people hate dandelions, but I enjoy them in my yard. They welcome spring and they are good food and medicine.
Today the children and I gathered a big bowl full of dandelion flowers and tried something new- Dandelion Fritters. In the past, we have made dandelion cookies but we thought we would try a new recipe which was inspired by Herb Fairies. BTW if you are interested in Herb Fairies, it is only open once a year and subscriptions are only open for a few more days.
Separate the stem and bracts from the base of the flower.
Mix equal parts spelt flour and cornmeal (start with 1/3 c each). Add a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, crack and beat 1 egg and add some milk (non-dairy works). Mix the liquid into the flour mixture. Add more milk if needed to make a pancake batter consistency. Stir the flowers into the batter.
Melt coconut oil in pan at medium low heat and drop the individual flowers with some batter into the pan. Fry both sides until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels.
Serve with a drizzle of honey or dipped in mustard depending on whether you want savory or sweet treats.