Here is what we did:
After selecting what daylilies we wanted, we simply brought them in and gently washed them several times and removed the stems. We dried them with a paper towel.
Once the blooms were prepped, I mixed these items in a bowl:
- 2 heaping Tablespoons Ricotta cheese
- Sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese (about 1 Tablespoon)
- Dash of sea salt
- Dash of black pepper
I then took a teaspoon and gently placed the cheese mix into each bloom, twisting the ends together to simply enclose it. It wasn't perfect seals, but I didn't mind. We were on new ground here...
I then placed a tablespoon (or so) of my homemade butter into a large cast iron skillet and drizzled olive oil. Next, I carefully placed each stuffed bloom.
I cooked each side for about 30-60 seconds on a medium heat or until I noticed tenderness in the petals. A little bit of cheese seeped into the pan. It's ok. Trust me. It smelled divine!
And... that's IT!
If you are serving these as a side item, I recommend prepping them in advance because they cook very fast. I think these would be fantastic served with a type of meat, asparagus, and perhaps even with a type of marinara sauce of top. The possibilites are endless. My children loved them and now we have a whole new appreciation for those gorgeous blooms that grace the landscape of our homestead!