Dandelion Fritters - Wild Harvested Appetizer

Cuisine Appetizers
Author Robin Follette


  • 2 cups dandelion flowers cleaned
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup beer or water
  • vegetable or peanut oil or olive oil


  • Follow the directions for picking and preparing dandelion flowers above.
  • Mix the salt and baking powder into the flour. Add the beer and stir until mixed. Put the batter in the fridge.
  • Heat the oil to 350° in a heavy pan or fryer.
  • After your dandelion flowers are clean and dry - dip them petal side down into the batter. Shake off excess without shaking off too much batter.
  • Place each flower into the hot oil after you shake the excess batter off. Don't set them aside to fry all at once.
  • Fry the fritters until they are golden brown. By the time you drop the last fritter into the oil the first one in will be ready to come out.
  • Drain on a paper grocery bag or towel. Serve with dipping sauce.