Creamed Thistle Greens Recipe

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This Creamed Thistle Greens Recipe is made using edible food from the wild.

Learn about this Creamed Thistle Greens Recipe and how you can use this free wild food in a nutritious, delicious recipe.

Creamed Thistle Greens Recipe

Chop and boil about six thistles until the water has absorbed
most of the juice from the plants. As they’re boiling, add
water as needed until you have two quarts of very dark green
juice or soup stock. Remove the plant parts and set aside for
use as creamed greens. Chop or blend the cooked thistle until it is as fine
as puree. Place in a saucepan over a slow fire, add three
tablespoons butter or bacon grease and add one or two small
onions, tops and all. Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons of cattail or
wheat flour and add one cup of milk or milk substitute. Stir
and cook until all the ingredients are well blended. Crumble
in some crisp bacon if you have it and serve.


Read more about finding wild edible foods: Foraging for Wild Edible Food.