I’ve known for a long time that you could eat daylily buds but just never tried them. I’m so glad I finally did.
I sautéed them in a frying pan with some butter and added a bit of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. They were delicious served over whole wheat vermicelli! They tasted like a cross between asparagus and zucchini.
Pick the buds when they are no bigger than about two inches long. Large pods can be bitter so I’ve read.
Add some flower petals (which are also edible) as a garnish.