"She refused to be bored, chiefly because she wasn't boring." Zelda Fitzgerald

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dandelions For Dinner

We had dandelion fritters tonight, an ephemeral pleasure for sure. The boys gathered all of the blossoms themselves, romping along the weedy edges with a basket in tow, picking earnestly.

At one point, a lady stopped them and asked what they were picking, getting all cute when she saw that the basket was only full of dandelions. Ru drew himself up to his full height and told her that they were for eating, not for play. When he did not appear to be believed he hustled his brothers back towards me and told them loudly, "Come on boys, lets go home and make our fritters!" The poor lady was a bit agog. The world is not ready for us. We be strange, y'all.

The biggest trick to making these is to whisk the blossoms indoors and fry them up instantly or they will all close themselves up in to sad little wads. They are light sensitive and wither somewhat instantly.

Dandelion Fritters
1 egg
2T flour if your choice
1/4 milk or water
1 t. vanilla
Pinch of salt
Dip each blossom in batter and the sizzle in hot oil until golden brown. Dust with cinnamon or powdered sugar and eat immediately!
Health food it ain't, but they are a romantic treat for a sunny spring day!

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