Milkweed Fritters

 

These milkweed fritters are one of my favorite things about summer. Made with maple sugar in the batter, and topped with maple cream, you can't go wrong!

CAUTION: Milkweed is poisonous unless properly prepared, so make sure to follow all of the steps closely!

Ingredients:

  • 10 milkweed blossoms
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons maple sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Frying oil

Step 1: Bring milkweed flowers to a boil in water. Drain the water and repeat 2 more times to make sure all of the milkweed milk is gone from the flowers.

Step 2: Whisk egg and place in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, maple sugar, salt and cinnamon.

Step 3: Dip flower blossoms in egg, and then coat with flour mixture. 

Step 4: Heat oil over medium heat. Place coated blossoms in hot oil, and flip once they are brown.

Step 5: Let fritters dry on a paper towel. Serve with a side of raspberry jam and maple cream. Enjoy!