Burdock

5/7/16 @ 2:46 PM
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utahman
utahman
USER since 3/9/03

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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5/11/18 @ 9:09 PM
Wicasa
Wicasa
USER since 11/11/15

In the early 90’s I taught at an outdoor education center and we had wild edibles as part of the curriculum.  I’ll be danged if I remember how we prepared them.  Fun class to teach, though 

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5/11/18 @ 4:38 PM
utahman
utahman
USER since 3/9/03

Starting to sprout now with the small stalks. It is called cardone, but the old italian pronunciation is cardoon. I never knew what what true name was, as my dad called them gardoonies You can look up the preparation on youtube. The videos  show real big stalks but we always picked the small stems like small asparagus. When we went fishing in the spring and didnt get  much fish we would collect them and bring them home. I am pretty sure my dad knew about them from growing up during the depression. they talk about buying them but they are wild everywhere.

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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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