Dora's Dandelions

Dora's Dandelions


"Dandelions are a healthy, wonderful way to ring in the spring. You can find dandelion greens in the store but fresh picked are the best. Make sure to get them early in the spring for the most tender greens! Yes, the little flower buds are edible."

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 363 cals

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 382 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, toss with butter, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove the bacon and drain on paper towels. Set aside the pan with the bacon grease.
  3. In a large bowl gently toss together the dandelion greens and onion.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, vinegar, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Stir the egg mixture into the skillet with the warm bacon grease. Mix in the diced bacon and flour, and whisk for about 1 minute, until thickened to the consistency of salad dressing. Pour at once over the dandelions and toss to coat. Serve the greens over the potatoes.
Tips & Tricks
My Crispy Mashed Potato Pancake

An easy, delicious way to enjoy leftover mashed potatoes for breakfast or dinner.

Duck Fat-Fried Home Fries

See how to make home fries pan-fried in a bit of flavor-giving duck fat.

Rate recipe

Your rating


Reviews 6

  1. 8 Ratings


Fabulous way to eat dandelions. Since I was finding these bitter per the recipe. I cooked the greens up a little more. Not sure if these were as nutritious but at least not bitter. Fantastic side dish!


We never thought dandelions could taste so good! I decided to go with an idea from another reviewer to slightly fry the dandelion greens and the onions together, then to coat them with the bacon salad dressing. Don't despair if the potatoes consistency after cooking is slightly mushy. With the greens served over them they taste great!


We received dandelion greens this week from the CSA we belong to. We had never eaten them before, and this recipe sounded good (everything's better with bacon...right?). It was OK. I think the issue is that we just weren't wild about the dandelion greens - they were fairly tough and bitter. We did saute them with the onions as suggested by others - can't imagine eating them raw. If you love dandelion greens - I am sure you would like this recipe. I did have a little trouble with the sauce - came perilously close to having scrambled eggs. Quickly removed the pan from the heat (which was my mistake...the recipe does not say to have the heat on). It got very thick, so I quickly stirred in some cream. The sauce turned out fine and tasted good. Thank you Kasia2 for submitting the recipe. It was fun to try. It doesn't seem fair to give it a 3 when we just didn't like the I said, those who enjoy dandelion greens will no doubt like this. It's a lovely blend of flavors.