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Fried Dandelion Blossoms

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dandelions, fried dandelions
Author: Old Farmer's Almanac


  • Deep fryer


  • 25 Dandelion blossoms
  • Cool lightly salted water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


  • Pick new dandelion blossoms (ones on short stems).
  • Rinse in cool, lightly salted water.
  • Cut off stem ends close to flower heads, leaving just enough to hold petals together.
  • Roll flowers in paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Make the batter by combining egg, milk, flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Dip flowers into the batter.
  • Drop batter-coated blossoms into deep fryer set at 375 F.
  • Fry until lightly browned.
  • Drain on absorbent paper and sprinkle with more salt as taste dictates.