Day Lily Tubers & Shoots for Lunch!
It was a bit of work but to my surprise it was well worth it. These are the orange day lilies commonly called “Tiger Lilies”. I dug up 8-10 plants (they are overcrowded and needed thinning anyway), cut off the tubers, cleaned them up, threw away the bad ones, cut off the stringy ends, and fried them in butter with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. For the shoots I used the tender inner leaves, cut them up, threw them in the pan when the tubers were done, added some ume plum vinegar and some water and pan-steamed them. Delicious and nutritious!