Recipes with wild edible plants
Breaded British tobacco leaves recipe
- Coltsfoot leaves. We will choose only the young leaves, collected at the beginning of summer. We will remove the white tomentum that covers them and wash them well.
- Olive oil or high oleic sunflower oil
- Black pepper
- 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 a wild edible 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.
More information on coltsfoot, horsehoof or British tobacco
19 January, 2022