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?