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Fried Dandelion Flowers

Imogen Tinkler
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine british, english


  • Dandelions
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 knob butter
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Pop the flowers in a bowl of water (room temp water) and add some salt.
  • Combine flour (1 cup), salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Beat an egg and then coat the the dandelions
  • Melt butter in your pan/skillet (medium heat)
  • Remove dandelions from the egg then pop them in your combined flour.
  • Toss them in your hands so the excess flour falls away.
  • ┬áPop the Dandelions in the melted butter for about 3 - 5 mins. They will go golden brown. Don't forget to stir them
  • Add your own seasoning to make them your own - test the seasoning on one of them to make sure you like it!


SIZE MATTERS. You want to leave smaller dandelions alone. Not only do these have small roots but they are excellent food for bees, beetles and birds. Make sure you scrub roots clean before use and soak the flower heads in water with a dash of salt before use.
egg dandelion
Keyword dandelion, flowers, fried