Qview - Smoked & Fried Dandelion Blooms

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by mr t 59874, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You won't be so quick to mow after this is given a try.

    Ingredients:

    Mess of dandelion blooms

    Beer batter  

    3/4 inch oil in skillet

    Preparation:

    Cold smoke the blooms with wood of your choice for 30 minutes.

     In skillet heat oil to 360 deg.

    Blend 1 beaten egg, 1 cup flour with seasoned salt to taste and 1 cup of beer in bowl

    Coat blooms in batter and place in oil one at a time.

    When golden on bottom turn over                                                                    

    When golden brown on both sides, remove to paper towel to drain.

    Plate and enjoy with remaining beer.

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    Note: Smoke exiting AmeriQue vents

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    While I prefer mine with beer, the golden likes his on the rocks.[​IMG]
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    One of the most unusual smokes I've ever seen.  How were they?
     
  3. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    These are wonderful, my wife and I love them as they make delicious in - between meal snack.  The blooms themselves are on the sweet side ( the reason bees go to them ) and make a good addition to a salad.  A must try.

    Mr. T
     
  4. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    wow [​IMG]  i did nit know that these could be eaten.

    can I ask how you came about this??[​IMG]
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow!

    Thanks Mr T !!

    I'm PA Dutch, and I never even heard of that !

    I looked it up, and found it listed among other PA Dutch delights!

    The only ones I knew about was Dandelion Tea, Dandelion Wine, and salad with the Dandelion leaves.

    Sheeeesh!   Gotta learn a PA Dutch treat from a guy from Montana !!!

    BTW: Is that Trout Creek?  Where's your fly rod?

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  6. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    ohh AWSOME place there also[​IMG]
     
  7. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    They taste a little like a fried mushroom  
     
  8. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Sunman 76, learned from my grandmother over 60 years ago but, you can be sure to find more info on the net.

    Bearcarver, yes Trout Creek area, pictures taken at our home on Swamp Creek.  Fly rods are next to the ice poles.

    Dave 54,  Yes they remind us of morels. 

    Thanks for every ones input.

    Mr.T

    " If it fits smoke it "
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  9. I know a girl that brews a Dandelion IPA. She uses the greens like they were hops.
     
  10. motochef

    motochef Newbie

    I have to go over to my neighbors house because he never takes care of his lawn!! He's got a ton of them!![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  11. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Great smoke.
     
  12. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    oops  [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  13. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Maybe you should offer to mow in exchange for the blooms.  [​IMG]

     
     
  14. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I knew about the greens.  Never gave the blossoms a thought.  Interesting, but I poison any I see.  Maybe Mr. T could come to my house and relieve me of my oxalis?  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  15. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've heard of Dandelion wine but that's about it. So if I wanted to try them fried all you have to do is pick, batter and fry? That's it? Are they good just fried in butter like you would do a mushroom? I might have to give this a try.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  16. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Got beer?
     
  17. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Make your favorite batter and fry, thats it.  Never tried them in just butter as some times in moreles but , might be worth the try. [​IMG]

     
     
  18. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, Mr T,  without the fishing rod in your pic, I thought you would have to bring the beer when you come to visit?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  19. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you bring the Golden, the beer is on me.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great, now I have a use for those things! Your smokes never cease to amaze me!
     

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