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 http://www.TeaByLeafBlog.wordpress.com 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
- Rinse the sage leaves in a colander in the sink.
- Lay the leaves flat on a paper towel and pat dry.
- 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).
- Remove with a fork and place on a paper towel to drain.
- Immediately sprinkle lightly with salt (optional).
- Serve immediately as is or crumble up and add to a recipe.
Definitely something different! Thanks!
I had never thought of doing this before, I will have to try it.💗
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.
I have done this. Have known about this for over a decade (thanks to my catering jobs). They are so good that way.
They sure were! Thanks Lynn!
Easy and useful!!
Thank you, Diane – I shall try – may be with another herb – why not !
Great idea! You’re welcome!
What in the world of foods? 🙁 I don’t think I’ll ever try this lol …who would of ever thought of trying (bush) what we call leafs in the Caribbean haha!
It was such a surprise in taste! When I use sage (an herb) in cooking it has a very strong taste but once you fry it the taste becomes mild and very good!
Oh wow! Still don’t think I will try it! Haha!
I’ve had these served as a garnish on soup… so yum!
Oh yes they really are delicious! It amazes me how they change their taste from just a few seconds of frying!
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!)
My oregano is too small to try yet
so let me know how they were. I dry most of my herbs so I would think any of them would be OK fried! Great idea!