14 responses to Dandelion Greens In Amish Cuisine
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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Dandelion Greens In Amish Cuisine (April 25th, 2016 at 06:05)

    Every spring we had Dandelion Gravy we put on boiled mashed potatoes. I would help my Dad pick the flowers to make wine.

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      Comment on Dandelion Greens In Amish Cuisine (April 25th, 2016 at 07:10)

      Sounds like you can use just about the whole plant, greens for salad, gravy, etc, flowers for wine, and roots for the “coffee”. Just wondering about the stalks.

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    Comment on Dandelions with bacon (April 25th, 2016 at 07:45)

    Dandelions with bacon

    My mother used to harvest the greens, fry up 2-3 pieces of bacon, drain part of the grease and add the washed greens to the remaining bacon fat. She would saute them with a little salt, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon sugar and a drizzle of apple cider vinegar. When they had wilted, she would add the crumbled bacon. YUM!!! I saw them in Meijer’s last year and just had to buy then and try it. Memories!!!

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      Comment on Dandelion Greens In Amish Cuisine (April 25th, 2016 at 08:08)

      We have been getting some bacon related suggestions on Facebook too, like hot bacon dressing. I think this is the one I want to try most of all, that and the “coffee” 🙂

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        Comment on Dandelion Greens In Amish Cuisine (April 25th, 2016 at 14:33)

        Mom always said that you had to pick the greens before the yellow flower appeared or they would be very bitter.

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        Allen L Franks
        Comment on Dandelion coffee (May 23rd, 2016 at 13:13)

        Dandelion coffee

        My dad used a little cornmeal he would lightly scorch it brown. Then boil the half the dandelion and half of the burned cornmeal sometimes add some chickory.

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    Jim Patterson
    Comment on Additional use for dandelions (April 25th, 2016 at 08:40)

    Additional use for dandelions

    Take the small leaf near the heart of the plant.Chew it about 30 minutes prior to a meal. It will surprise you the difference it makes in your digestion. Score another for the little “weed”!

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    Comment on Tried chickweed.... (April 25th, 2016 at 19:55)

    Tried chickweed....

    I’m interested in herbs and foraging, and have tried chickweed sauteed in butter, and bracket fungus (bit like quorn, needs other ingredients to flavour it) but not dandelion. As regards a dressing, I recently came across an article which said that rapeseed oil is healthier than olive oil (and we grow it here in England rather than needing to import it from the EU!)http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/features/rapeseed-oil-michelin-star
    I wondered whether Amish farmers grow rapeseed?

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      Comment on Rapeseed (April 28th, 2016 at 08:58)


      I haven’t ever heard of this being grown in large quantities, and don’t know much about the plant, but with the expanding and increasingly diverse produce operations among Amish it’s quite possible someone is doing it on some scale.

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    Comment on Grandpa's "mess of dandelion greens" (April 25th, 2016 at 20:14)

    Grandpa's "mess of dandelion greens"

    Every spring my granddad, who was born in Crider’s Corners, PA (north of Pittsburgh, near Zelienople) went out in the fields and dug up dandelion greens. I think he used a knife. Grandma made a dressing using the same ingredients mentioned in some of the other comments–sugar, vinegar, bacon drippings. I was a picky eater as a kid and probably ate as few of the greens as I could get away with. I’d love to have them now.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Dandelion Greens In Amish Cuisine (April 26th, 2016 at 10:44)

    I’m afraid I automatically equate dandelions with weed killer, and would be hard pressed to “trust” eating “wild” dandelions. I’m wondering about CULTIVATED dandelions, which I assume are the ones sold commercially (like in the bags in the photos). I, too, would like to try the coffee…does anyone know where I could get it (mail order, I guess)?

    Alice Mary

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    Barbara Prisinzano
    Comment on Dandelion Greens In Amish Cuisine (April 28th, 2016 at 16:42)

    I was raised on Danelion greens !! Yum they are getting harder ti find !! They are not coming up in my yard anymore !! I would like to know more about them !!

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    Comment on Dandelion 'Blossom' Cookie :) (June 9th, 2016 at 17:14)

    Dandelion 'Blossom' Cookie :)

    AWESOME little crunchy Cookie


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