B (greenbeanriot) wrote in vegancooking,

Dandilions tempura

My grandpa used to make fried dandilions for me when I was a kid, but I never got his batter recipe. These taste really good with a simple tempura batter and some soy sauce/braggs. Yum!

Tempura batter:

1 c flour
3/4 c cornstarch
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 egg (I used Ener-g thrown right in as powder and it worked OK)
1 c water (I used more like 2)

Collect a few dozen dandilion blooms from a pesticide and fertilizer free yard, rinse well and let dry a bit.

Fill a saucepan with an inch or two of vegetable oil. Let it heat till a drop of water pops when placed on the oil. Dip the dandilion blooms in the batter and drop them into the pan one by one. Fry them up till the batter is firm. Let cool on a napkin, serve with soy sauce. They have a really interesting flavor- you'll probably be pleasantly surprised :o).
Tags: greens-edible weeds, unusual food combinations
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