Breaded coltsfoot recipe

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In the image: breaded coltsfoot leaves, served on an adult leaf of the plant



  • Wash the leaves of the plant well. Make sure they have been collected in a place free of pesticides and contaminants.
  • Mix 1 part flour with a little water until you have a thick liquid.
  • Put oil to heat.
  • Coat each leaf and fry when the oil is hot. Their long petiole can help us turn them around.
  • It is not convenient for the oil to smoke, since it indicates that it is getting too hot and all the healthy property of that oil is lost.
  • Prepare a plate with kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.


Although it is not recommended to eat fried very often, this is a different presentation to eat an edible wild plant. It makes a delicious starter for lunch or dinner. * See also: Fried broccoli recipe.

However, it is recommended that in order to take advantage of all the medicinal properties of coltsfoot, it is consumed as an infusion, boiled or raw. The high temperatures of frying destroy all its therapeutic components.

punto rojo More information on coltsfoot, horsehoof or British tobacco

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

10 March, 2024

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