You could probably fry grass clippings and they’d taste pretty darn good; it’s hard to go wrong with crispy and fattening. Here’s just one more way I use the yummy day lily blossoms in my yard!
The blossoms that are a day old close in on themselves, but are still tasty, so I gathered up a bunch of these and dipped them in beaten egg. I figure if you can fry squash blossoms, you can fry lily blossoms. I rolled the dipped blossoms in a combination of Italian bread crumbs, flour, seasoning salt and Parmesan cheese. They fried up nice and crispy and would’ve made a perfect appetizer, if I hadn’t immediately scarfed them all down while catching up on reading emails.
It’s really satisfying turning something that would ordinarily go unused, or that isn’t even generally considered a food, into something exotic, delicate and, dare I say, fancy. I would definitely think these were fancy if I were served them at a party, well, at least the ones I didn’t burn… The pan got a little too hot in that last batch above, but they were tasty nonetheless.
PS If you can catch the blossoms before they’re entirely closed up, I think you could squeeze some goat cheese in there before rolling them in egg and bread crumbs. Now that would make a seriously mind-blowing appetizer!
What’s the “strangest” thing you’ve ever fried?