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.
IngredientsOil 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.