Cat’s Ear – Hypochaeris radicata
Besides Dandelion, Cat’s Ear is a top competitor against lawn care management, finding its home in even the driest of front yards. In an attempt to find yourself in natures limelight, why not try removing this weed using biological warfare… Eating it!
Anytime I cook my veggies I like to keep it simple, here’s what I used:
- Cat’s Ear stems with flowers/buds
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Salt
If this list of ingredients didn’t blow your mind and you’re still with me, here’s the process in picture format.
Place the washed stems/flowers in a shallow bath of water in a pot with lid on. Steam on a medium heat and allow to simmer till soft.
Using extra virgin Olive Oil and Garlic Salt (or whatever spice your heart’s desire) fry on a medium/high heat till slightly golden.
Garnish with the petals of a fresh flower, display on a dish and voila! A delicious and nutritious showpiece for your next dinner party. Just don’t tell your guest where you picked their veggies :}
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**Check back next week as I attempt to fry my first: Beer Battered Ox-eye Daisies.