No, they don’t taste like burgers, but that didn’t stop us from eating them like they were burgers! Well, except for the fact that we didn’t have burger buns, so we ate them on toasted sandwich bread. But we dressed them up like real burgers, with ketchup, mayo, mustard, and topped with a bit of our dandelion salad – not bad, not bad at all!
I had been looking for ways to use dandelion flowers in a more substantial way than just sweet treats. Don’t get me wrong, I love sweet treats, but I really wanted to see if we could incorporate the flowers into our dinner, as opposed to just dessert. This post from Eat the Weeds was a God-send. Seriously, go check it out, he has a HUGE list of recipes I’d never seen before!
Two recipes stuck out to me right off the bat – these burgers and the Cream of Dandelion Soup recipe, which was also amazing! I did make a few alterations to spice things up a bit 😉 The original recipe also calls for double the flour, but I subbed half of it for oats and added a bread crumb/parmesan mix. Next time, I’ll definitely experiment with adding other things like beans, maybe some mashed sweet potatoes; it’s a very flexible base recipe for sure!
No, it doesn’t taste like a burger…not in the slightest, but it still eats like one, especially if you dress it up like one. And if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, well, you know…it’s a burger! 🙂 We had these along with the Cream of Dandelion Soup and a dandelion salad. It was a great combination!
This recipe was adapted from here.
|Dandelion Flower Burgers|
- 1 cup packed dandelion petals (no greens)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup quick cook oats
- 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon basil
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- cayenne pepper flakes, to taste
- oil or butter, for pan-frying
- In a large bowl, mix the dandelion petals, flour, oatmeal, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and all the spices.
- Add the egg, milk, and onions and stir until completely combined. The batter will be very sticky.
- Form into 4-5 patties and pan fry in oil or butter on medium heat until crisp, about 3-5 minutes on each side.
- Remove from pan and serve on a bun, with condiments, like a regular burger.