Friday, June 17, 2011

Daylily Fritters - again

Last year I blogged about daylily fritters. This is one of my favorite things to do in late Spring. As we were returning from milking the goats this morning, I saw the daylilies blooming enthusiastically, so I picked 4 of them to have with our breakfast.

Next, I made a batter to dip them in:

Fritter Batter for 4 Daylily Blossoms

1 chicken egg
2 Tablespoons goat milk
pinch of sea salt
some freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 cup sprouted wheat flour

Mix the first 4 ingredients together with a fork and then add the flour and stir that all together:

Then I melted 2 Tablespoons virgin coconut oil in my black iron skillet:

Then the blossoms got dipped into the batter and fried on medium-low heat until one side was brown:

Next, they get flipped over and the other side is fried until it is brown also:

Here is my husband's breakfast plate. We put butter and maple syrup on the fritters. On the plate you can also see 2 fried duck eggs (in the same pan right after the fritters were done,) and some soaked buttermilk biscuits.

We didn't eat the green crunchy stem part:

This can be done with squash or pumpkin blossoms also. It really is very good. Needless to say, you don't have to have goat milk, or sprouted wheat flour or virgin coconut oil. Just use what you have to substitute.

In our part of the country, daylilies grow wild along the roadsides all over the place!

Have you ever eaten/cooked any flowers?


  1. Yum! You made some for Isabel when she was visiting last summer, and she really liked them.

  2. They were better this time. I think one key is to not have the pan too hot!

  3. Making some for breakfast...thanks!

  4. Wonderful! Let me know what you think.

  5. They weren't bad at all....we had two each with a side of eggs. Topped ours with honey. Now whenever my husband sees a clutch of lilies he says "there's breakfast!". I posted my attempt on Facebook; now a few more say they are going to try it. Thanks again!

  6. That is so nice. Thank you for letting me know!

  7. Wow. I have never seen this before. One time I ate ate at a restaurant near Traverse City, MI that had flowers and such on the menu, and I thought it was so much fun! Loved it. I just think this is the coolest idea. Do you know if tiger lilies would work as well? I haven't seen many daylilies wild around here.

  8. I know that tiger lilies can make a cat very ill. I don't think I would try it. You might look around online and see what you an find about that. Please be careful.


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