Monday, April 11, 2011

The Amish cook : Homemade dandelion green salad


This is the time of year when we are really enjoy homemade dandelion green salad. It's something our family enjoys every spring for just a couple of weeks while the dandelions are young and tender. Many readers have sent letters over the past year asking what my recipe is for the salad, so here it is!
4 cups dandelion leaves, cut

4 slices of bacon

1 /2 cup Miracle Whip

1 /2 cup vinegar

2 cups of milk

2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

1 /4 cup water

1 teaspoon salt

1 /4 teaspoon pepper

4 hard-cooked eggs

Carefully pick over the first young tender dandelion leaves of the season and cut into inch lengths. They must be gathered before the plant blooms. In a skillet, fry the bacon crisp. Remove from pan Reserve bacon fat. In a separate bowl, mix Miracle Whip, vinegar, milk and optional sugar until smooth and creamy. Some prefer a slightly sweeter salad and little sugar will provide that taste. Add bacon grease to mixture until well blended. Allow mixture to cool and toss dressing through greens until leaves are all coated. Heap salad in a mound and garnish with strips of bacon and slices of egg.


I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard