Burdock

5/7/16 @ 2:46 PM
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utahman
utahman
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Anyone ever eat burdock stems? My Father called them cardunes. He grew up in the depression of the thirties so they foraged for whatever they could get. I looked it up and i think it is actually thistle. It kind of looks like a rubarb and grows wild all over.  In the spring when we went fishing we always harvested some also to take home.Cut off the leaves and boil for a half hour? I cant remember. then flour, egg,and bread crumb, fry in oil or bacon fat. There is also an Italian version with parmesan cheese mixed in with the bread crumbs.

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5/9/16 @ 5:43 AM
utahman
utahman
USER since 3/9/03
Just parboil for 5 minutes.Had some again seasoned, french fried with egg and cracker crumb.Tasted like french fried green beans

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