Fritters involve battering fresh, young, fragrant flowers in eggs and flour, then frying them in a light oil.

Milkweed flowers must be blanched* for one minute before being battered.

Plants in this guide that can be made into fritters

Asclepiadaceae - The Milkweed Family
Common Milkweed

Boil flowers in water for 1 minute (blanching), then dip in batter and fry in oil.

Compositae - The Aster Family
Common Dandelion

Dip flowers in batter and fry in a light oil.

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