Buffalo Jump Makes Deep-Fried Sunflower Heads Dressed with Bee Pollen

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 26, 2016
References: thebuffalojump & instagram
Most people only know the seeds as the edible part of a sunflower, but the plant also boasts nourishing and completely edible sunflower heads. Buffalo Jump is a restaurant in East Falmouth, Massachusetts that capitalizes on this by serving deep-fried sunflower heads.

To prepare, the sunflower heads are treated in a way that's similar to artichokes, which involves soaking them in milk to prevent oxidation. From there, they are breaded with a mixture of cornmeal and flour, fried in sunflower oil and garnished with salt and bee pollen toppings for additional nourishment and texture.

All of the Native American-inspired food that's prepared and served through Buffalo Jump is made with ingredients that are grown, foraged or trapped in the local area.