Maple Sugar Dandelion Fritters

Maple Sugar Dandelion Fritters

Dandelion fritters are one favorite spring treats, but I like to cut the slight bitterness of them with something a little sweeter! I’ve used a lot of different materials (cane sugar, honey, vanilla, etc), but these Maple Sugar Dandelion Fritters are far and away my favorite. Plus, they’re SUPER easy to make!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 15-30ish Dandelion tops
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp maple sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Olive oil (just enough to coat your pan)

Getting started…

  1. To begin, head outside into the sunshine! Gather your dandelion tops! I recommend cutting the flowers about with about 2 inches of stem left, so that you can hold them while dipping. Give them a good rinse in cold water to get rid of any dirt or debris, then set them flower-side down to dry while you complete the next steps.
  2. Combine egg, cream, water, flour, and both sugars in a bowl. Mix until all the lumps are gone! This may take a few minutes!
  3. Add in vanilla extract, and then mix again!
  4. Add enough olive oil to your skillet to fully cover the bottom of the pan. I don’t recommend turning the stove on for another few steps though!
  5. Hold your flowers by the stem and dip them one-by-one into the batter. Make sure your flower tops are totally covered in a thin layer of that batter!
  6. Drop them into the skillet, petal side down! Now grab some scissors, and trim off that remaining stem, so just the batter-coated top remains in the pan.
  7. Turn on your stove to a medium heat, and cook your tops until they are lightly browned. After browning the tops, give them a flip and let the “stem side” of the petal get a little browning as well.
  8. Once they are lightly browned on all sides, remove them from the heat and place them on a paper towel to cool. This will also soak up any leftover oil that may be on them!
  9. Now enjoy! These fritters are perfect as is, or you can pair them with my Whipped Chèvre with Honey and Lemon and my Flower Garden 1 for a perfect springtime sweetness!

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