Daylily fritters

  • 4 Servings
  • 30mPrep Time
  • 20mCook Time
  • 50mReady In
  • Category : Food
  • Subcategory : Salads and vegetables
  • Main Ingredient : daylily blossoms
  • Chef : Sarah Stegner and George-Bumbaris

A beautiful trumpet-shaped flower that opens for just one day, the daylily is best known for its summer blooms along roadsides and in gardens, but it’s delicious, too. Raw daylily flowers have a sweet-sharp flavor; cooked, they have a mild, onion-mushroom taste. The green buds are vegetal and beanlike.


Oil for deep frying 1/2 cup cake flour 1/2 cup bread flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1-1/3 cups club soda 12 day-lily blossoms


  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees in a deep-fryer or large pot.
  • Combine the flours and spices.
  • Whisk in the club soda until well blended.
  • Dip the blossoms in the batter and fry until golden brown.