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    They are taking over the yard so I am making salad tonight. How primal is that, eating weeds, LOL!! Whats your fav dandelion recipe?
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    Dandelion flowers fried in butter with garlic. The sweet flowers go GREAT with garlic. When they're in season we add the flowers to pretty much everything. As a general rule I find they go best with savory things because they're so sweet themselves.

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    Dandelion flower fritters... and of course dandelion wine.

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    Fry up some bacon, crumble; take bacon dripping and pour over chopped up dandelion greens, then add bacon (you also can add sliced scallions). Dandelions used to be eaten for a spring tonic, to cleanse the blood. Don't know if that actually works, but they are good for you anyway.
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    What do you do to get rid of the bitterness? Just picked a big basket full and tried one raw, ack! Does that flavor stay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaylee99 View Post
    What do you do to get rid of the bitterness? Just picked a big basket full and tried one raw, ack! Does that flavor stay?
    Parboil them for 1-2 minutes, drain and rinse with cool water. That will help.

    Then I saute with bacon fat, spinach, dried chili peppers and garlic. YUM!

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    Last night I made the best dandelion stirfry - it went as follows:

    Parboiled 6c greens for 10 min
    Sauteed a sliced onion, 3 cloves of garlic (sliced) & 1tbsp chopped ginger in coconut oil, once well softened
    added 1/2 can coconut milk and 3 chopped carrots
    once carrots are softening, add the drained greens, and continue sauteing for a couple of minutes to mix the flavors

    My kids (age 5 and 7) ate their portions up completely without any nagging on my part!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaylee99 View Post
    What do you do to get rid of the bitterness? Just picked a big basket full and tried one raw, ack! Does that flavor stay?
    Parboiling works as suggested. As general rule if you're picking for salad greens get the smallest and youngest leaves. They get more bitter as they grow and get bigger. Sometimes when spring growth is over I'll collect seeds and grow baby greens in a few pots just to get the new growth.

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