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 4 cups of tender fresh dandelion greens,2 hard boiled eggs chopped,2 slices of bacon cooked and the crumbled, 4Tbls of flour, 1 teas.salt, 3Tabls.sugar, 3 Tabls. vinegar, 1 1/2 cup of water or m
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Here's something different WILTED DANDELION SALAD

posted at 5/13/2011 11:11 AM EDT
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 4 cups of tender fresh dandelion greens,2 hard boiled eggs chopped,2 slices of bacon cooked and the crumbled, 4Tbls of flour, 1 teas.salt, 3Tabls.sugar, 3 Tabls. vinegar, 1 1/2 cup of water or milk.Wash the greens well and dry.Chopped the greens and put in them in  bowl.Add the chopped hard boiled eggs and crumbled bacon.DO NOT DISCARD THE BACON GREASE.Combine the rest of the ingredients to the skillet with the grease.Cook stirring constantly until the sauce is smooth and thick pour over the greens and serve immediately.Only use the fresh tender greens and make sure they were not sprayed with weed killer.Take care when eating dandelion greens,they are a natural diuretic,if you are already on a diuretic.I have made omelets with dandelion greens and Swiss cheese,very tasty. 

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posted at 5/13/2011 11:54 AM EDT
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Sounds interesting, but I just can't bring myself to eat dandelions. 

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posted at 5/13/2011 9:03 PM EDT
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Sounds interesting.  Long ago, many relatives ate dandelion salad.

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posted at 5/13/2011 10:19 PM EDT
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WOW, the recipe brought back memories of when I stayed with a relative & helped her pick the dandelion greens(over 55 yr. ago). She would make a soup out of them (used butter milk) & then take jars of the soup to her friends who came from "the old country"(Europe) & did not speak English. She never gave me any & I asked why & she told me I might wet the bed Embarassed; I guess that was because of them being a diuretic & back then she did not know the word.  When I was in grade school, we did not touch the yellow flowers because the kids would chant  "name (who ever touched one) is a bed wetter".  Back then it was all in fun & no one got upset.

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posted at 5/13/2011 10:27 PM EDT
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Gale G.

Oops, I forgot, she use to make a wilted salad dressing & not only used the dandelions, she also used the dressing on spinach. I was too small to reach the stove to see how she did it, but I do remember the bacon grease, vinegar sugar & flour. I am going to try this recipe dressing to see if it is like the one she used on the spinach.

In the winter, she heated beer & added egg (we use to joke "do you want egg in your beer", but the kids did not get any.  Any chance you have a recipe for the hot beer & egg drink?

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posted at 5/13/2011 11:50 PM EDT
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Gale G. Oops, I forgot, she use to make a wilted salad dressing & not only used the dandelions, she also used the dressing on spinach. I was too small to reach the stove to see how she did it, but I do remember the bacon grease, vinegar sugar & flour. I am going to try this recipe dressing to see if it is like the one she used on the spinach. In the winter, she heated beer & added egg (we use to joke "do you want egg in your beer", but the kids did not get any.  Any chance you have a recipe for the hot beer & egg drink?
Posted by FRAN M


Hi Fran ,no I don't have a recipe for the beer and egg,but when ever we asked for something a little out of reach,mom would say what do you want egg in your beer? lol That brings back memories.My mom was married to another man before she married my dad and her in laws from the first marriage were Italian and they made the wilted dandelion salad,she made it a few times it's good.Some people actually raise dandilions.If I come across a recipe for the beer and egg I'll post it for you.I think that this dressing would be very good on spinach and very good for you as well.Spinach is very high in iron.

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posted at 5/14/2011 5:16 AM EDT
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Boy, does that bring back memories.  My Dad loved dandelion greens and he had Mom cook them.  I never tried them but it sure brings back memories of my Dad.

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posted at 5/14/2011 5:20 AM EDT
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I have a problem with a dish that has "Wilted" in the title.  It may be wonderful, but I don't think I can get past the name. Undecided

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posted at 5/14/2011 7:11 AM EDT
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As a kid I didn't eat dandelions -- aren't they POISON??!!!  Wink
But in the early spring we had "poke salad" made with the hot bacon grease dressing.  Poke weed was a fresh, tender, delicious little weed - very precious, edible only when they were first out.  Then the leaf lettuce came up in the garden!!  Oh, heaven ..... that got hot grease dressing too.

Spinach grew in the garden too but no one in their right mind would eat raw spinach.  Spinach was always canned --- to be eaten in the winter with -lol- lots of bacon grease.

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posted at 5/14/2011 7:39 AM EDT
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Boy, does that bring back memories.  My Dad loved dandelion greens and he had Mom cook them.  I never tried them but it sure brings back memories of my Dad.
Posted by Mary Jo T


Mary Jo,
That is so amusing! My Dad also made dandelion salad and also added any other green "weed."  I guess it comes from the depression era, but some of those things were not bad.

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posted at 5/14/2011 7:42 AM EDT
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When I was a little girl, many, many years ago, my Mom would fry zucchini flowers in and egg batter as a side dish. It was really tasty. It is not easy to obtain the zucchini flowers today, but I will keep looking.

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posted at 5/14/2011 8:20 AM EDT
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This was a staple all summer long at my in-laws!  Apparently it's very Italian!!

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posted at 5/14/2011 9:03 AM EDT
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This was a staple all summer long at my in-laws!  Apparently it's very Italian!!
Posted by Renee C


Hi Renee,it is very Italian.Like I said some people even grow it in their gardens.I want to try the fried zucchini blossoms, I bet that is good.

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posted at 5/14/2011 9:10 AM EDT
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Had a friend that used to come to our yard in Ohio and dig dandelions for a salad.  Needless to say we welcomed him with open arms.

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posted at 5/14/2011 9:45 AM EDT
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As a kid I didn't eat dandelions -- aren't they POISON??!!!   But in the early spring we had "poke salad" made with the hot bacon grease dressing.  Poke weed was a fresh, tender, delicious little weed - very precious, edible only when they were first out.  Then the leaf lettuce came up in the garden!!  Oh, heaven ..... that got hot grease dressing too. Spinach grew in the garden too but no one in their right mind would eat raw spinach.  Spinach was always canned --- to be eaten in the winter with -lol- lots of bacon grease.
Posted by Nancy G


Hi Nancy,no they are not poison,well maybe if you put weed killer on them.lol My friend that is almost a hundred years old is very knowledgeable about herbs, she was president of an herb society and wrote articles on herbs. She has had me over for tea on several occasions.She served tiny rose buds on cream cheese with crackers,very pretty little pink rose buds,not bad,not something I crave though.But like I said she is almost a hundred,maybe I should eat everything she does.Now Nancy,you got me going,I have to look up poke salad !Smile

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posted at 5/14/2011 9:47 AM EDT
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Never had danelion greens don't think I want to but i HAVE HAD FRIED PUNPKIN BLOSSOMS THEY ARE VERY GOOD.

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posted at 5/14/2011 9:47 AM EDT
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Never heard of such a thing, my family has eaten a lot of different things, but never this. Thanks fof sharing.

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posted at 5/14/2011 10:03 AM EDT
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Ok are you talking about the little yellow dandelion flowers that grow everywhere? Do they taste like they smell they smell delicious.
I grow lots of dandelions in my yard so I could make a great salad.

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posted at 5/14/2011 10:05 AM EDT
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Ok are you talking about the little yellow dandelion flowers that grow everywhere? Do they taste like they smell they smell delicious.
I grow lots of dandelions in my yard so I could make a great salad.

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posted at 5/14/2011 10:12 AM EDT
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Ok are you talking about the little yellow dandelion flowers that grow everywhere? Do they taste like they smell they smell delicious. I grow lots of dandelions in my yard so I could make a great salad.
Posted by Lukenia J


You can eat the tender dandelion leafs not the flowers.The ones that are coming up now as long as you haven't sprayed them with weed killer.
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