Recipe: Dandelion and Yams Pies

Savory pies and pizza with herbs
July 14, 2011

Dandelion is a spontaneous herb that grows well in arid soil. My dandelion was seeded, is watered and pampered all year and lives happily in a pot large 1 m in diameter, with hyssop and some ornamental chili.
Over the years of course, the plants fight each other for the upper hand, and occasionally I have to intervene. I chose to eradicate an entire dandelion plant, so I had an abundant harvest.

Dandelion and Yams PiesI prepared two recipes: these delicious pies that can be served with the parchment paper in which they are wrapped for a bouquet effect, and some Eggless Dandelion Pancakes.

Dandelion and Yams Pies

Dandelion and Yams Pies

Serves two:
50g dandelion leaves (about 1 cup)
1 yam
1 onion
1 egg
100ml milk
70g flour
1 tsp baking powder

Dandelion and YamsDirections
Chop the onion and toss in pan with little oil. Add the yam cut into 1 cm cubes and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the dandelion cut into small pieces and cook for a couple of minutes.
Divide into two individual ramekins with baking paper.
Beat the egg with the milk, flour and baking powder and pour into the ramekins.
Bake in preheated 180° C (356 F) oven 25 minutes.

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This goes to Rachel from The Crispy Cook who's hosting this week's edition of Weekend Herb Blogging.
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Author: brii (URL)

quanto mi piace il tarasacco, ho una pianta vicino il cancello. ogni volta quando passo stacco una foglia e me la mangio.
faccio così anche con la rucola selvatica che cresce insieme alla bella di notte ( mirabilis jalapa) :-DD
l ho sempre solo usata in insalata, ma questi sformatini mi intrigano tantissimo.
ovvio che a me manca la patata dolce, ma credo che una communissima patata gialla, bianca o rossa potrebbe andare bene o no?
Graziana grazie di partecipare al WHB con questa ricetta!

Author: brii (URL)

ah, e naturalmente aspetto la ricetta delle fritelle!

Author: rachel (URL)

This combination of dandelion and yam sounds really good. Thanks for sending this over to WHB #292!

Author: Graziana

Ciao Brii, la patata dolce assomiglia un po alla zucca, puoi usare una combinazione di dadini di patata e di zucca. La ricetta delle frittelle arriva presto!

Hi Rachel, the sligthly bitter dandelion and the sweet yam were a good combo.

Author: fragoliva (URL)

che bella ricetta.

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