Dandelion Mushrooms

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Close your eyes and pop one of these crisp goodies into your mouth. Would you believe it was a dandelion and not a fried mushroom? I have given two ways to batter these mushroom, take your pick!

Top Review by Prose

Delicious! I wouldn't believe they are mushrooms, but they have their own delectable qualities. They are very light and crispy with a slightly bitter (but not in a bad way) aftertaste. I used option #1 and made it vegan by frying them in vegetable oil instead of butter. I enjoyed them with a side of fresh dandelion greens and homemade honey-mustard dressing. It was super, super easy, and I recently learned that all parts of the dandelion are very nutritious. Since I have an ample supply of them, I will be enjoying them all summer! Who says they're weeds? Made as a recipenap for Veg*an Swap, April 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 15 dandelion flowers, rinsed in water, but still slightly moist
  • 12 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Optonal Batter

  • 1 egg
  • 14-13 cup milk (depending on what thickness you like)
  • 12 cup flour


  1. Dredge the moist flowers in flour.
  2. Heat the butter in a heavy frying pan.
  3. Add flowers and fry quickly, turning to brown all sides.
  4. *Batter Version*:.
  5. If using batter version, dip the flowers into the batter and fry till golden brown.
  6. Serve hot.
  7. Enjoy!

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