Sunday, January 31, 2010
These are young thistle roots. Yes, we eat them around here. At this time of the year, we can buy them at farmer's market, or dig them on the beach. Can you imagine how we eat them?
Thanks for guessing, dear readers.
The answer is "TEMPURA!" Yes, we dip thistle roots in batter and deep-fry them. They are flavorful and pleasantly crunchy. :) Mmmmmm....
Sorry, I don't have a photo of deep-fried thistle roots at the moment. Maybe next time.
BTW, thistle is called "Azami" in Japanese.
(Added Feb.28, 2010)
Here's a photo of our Thistle root tempura.
I know. Too much batter... :P