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Old 06-05-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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ISO recipes for daylilies

I haven't posted much but have been lurking( not sure if i should have put this in veggies or not, oh well )... but recently I have become interested in trying day-lilies as we have an ABUNDANCE this time of year around here...
I would appreciate some recipes with these in them or some links to some good recipes that you have tried.... (edited to add... :) i did a google and came up with some recipies, but always apreciate a recipe that someone else can give comments on...

Also recipes using the leaves/roots instead of the blossoms are ok too...



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Old 06-05-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hi, sunny. I just did a Google search for "eating daylilies" and came up with quite a few sites with tips and information on how to prepare them. That's all I can offer right now.

My own instinct is that the blossoms can be batter-dipped and fried like squash and zucchini blossoms.

Good luck. I'm sure you'll get more answers.

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
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thanks katie , i haven't tried squash blossoms yet either... going to try that this summer... yumm I hope .
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:37 PM   #4
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Hello Ms. Sunny girl and fellow Kansan!!!!! I have had them batter-fried, and I think I got the recipe from an issue of Sage Woman magazine a few years ago. The batter was a little runnier than most batters, and I seem to think it had some sugar in it. I will search around for you and see if I kept the issue with the recipe I tried. Again, greetings, and welcome to DC!!!!
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:20 AM   #5
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Not a recipe, really, but the buds are tasty steamed--it has been a while since I cooked any, but just steam them til they are tender, and toss with some butter and salt.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:47 AM   #6
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I've never heard of this before.....thanks for posting this. Now I have to go check out some sites and read up on this.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:38 AM   #7
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While I've never used them fresh, dried daylily buds are always in my pantry & are a frequent addition to Chinese soups & stirfries. They get soaked for about 20-30 minutes in hot water, & then tied into a knot for ease of eating.
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:35 AM   #8
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I use them like Breezy, in asian recipes. I like the texture and the flavor is subtle. I always have a bag of dried in the pantry too! Experiment and have fun.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:16 AM   #9
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well I guess i'm going to dive right in then... thanks everyone!

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