Fried Sage Leaves



Yes you read that right….Fried Sage Leaves! Have you ever heard of such a thing? I know I hadn’t until my dear blogger friend at told me about them. Well you know I had to give them a try, especially since I have a garden full of sage!

Fried Sage Leaves are delicate and crunchy. You can eat them fried as is, or crumble them up and put them in a recipe. I opted for the latter and will post that recipe tomorrow. When you fry sage leaves, the flavor mellows out to a mild yet delicious taste. I did taste the leaves after I fried them and they were very good.






Rinse the sage leaves in a colander.



Lay the leaves flat on paper towels and pat dry.



In a frying pan over medium heat, heat the oil until hot.

Add 3-4 sage leaves at a time and fry for a few seconds.



Use a fork and gently lift the leaves out of the

pan and onto a paper towel to drain.

Immediately sprinkle on some salt, optional.



Place the drained leaves in a bowl and eat as

is or crumble up to add to another recipe.


Fried Sage Leaves



  • About 24 sage leaves
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • Table salt, to taste


  1. Rinse the sage leaves in a colander in the sink.
  2. Lay the leaves flat on a paper towel and pat dry.
  3. In a frying pan over medium heat, heat the oil until hot. Add 3-4 leaves at a time and fry for a few seconds (2-5).
  4. Remove with a fork and place on a paper towel to drain.
  5. Immediately sprinkle lightly with salt (optional).
  6. Serve immediately as is or crumble up and add to a recipe.

Categories: Spices/Seasoning


    • It was very interesting! They get so thin and crunch like a chip…lol I really liked them in the pasta dish I made. Added a light flavor and looked like I added spinach. The first 4 I over cooked. They are done in like 2-5 seconds.

  1. How interesting! Remember when roasted kale was ‘the thing’. I will try this. Makes me wonder what would happen if I tried oregano leaves (have tons of them!)

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