Back when we started this channel we did a video about thistle and experimented with a few ways to turn it from a thorny weed into a tasty dish.
A year later we were surprised to see the video gain some attention (thank you everybody), and we wanted to revisit thistle. This time we are going to make a thistle focused meal with another round of taste testing.
We used Cirsium arvense or Canada/Creeping Thistle for these recipes:
Saskatch-y Fried Thistle Flowers
- Thistle Flowers
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 Tbsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Coat the thistle flowers with egg, and then coat with the flour mixture.
Cook until golden brown in a hot skillet with some butter.
And allow to drain before serving.
- 2 cups of fresh thistle leaves
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup of a cup of pine nuts
- 2/3 cup oil of choice
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Blend leaves, garlic and pine nuts in the food processor.
Then add a 2/3 cup of oil and blend it all up.
Stir in 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and serve!