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May 23, 2012 07:35 AM

Any recipes for Dandelion Greens?

I would like to make this without them tasting bitter. Thank you!

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  1. Taboo, dandelions are a slightly bitter green, so hard to avoid them being at least a little that way. If fact, that is their character - like chicory. younger/smaller leaves are less so...

    We think dandelions are great with a warm bacon/dijon viniagrette, some garlic croutons, and either some seared scallops up top or a poached egg. A nice main dish salad.

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    1. re: gingershelley

      I second that. Dandelion Greens are SUPPOSED to be bitter. That's their nature & their signature. The only way to enjoy them in their least bitter state is to harvest (or buy them) as young & tender as possible. The older & coarser the leaves; the more bitter they will be.

      Another ploy is to mix them in with less bitter greens.

    2. I love dandelion greens! If they are big and bitter, I blanch them quickly in salted water. Then, I mix them with sauteed onion, rendered bacon, fresno chili, and season with miso paste, mirin, and lemon juice.