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Fried Basil?

I have seen the use of fried sage leaves in recipes (usually as a garnish) but wondered if it might be possible to do the same technique with basil leaves. I assumed their texture might not lend itself to frying like the sage leaf does but I thought I'd ask!

asked by Katie over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Thank you so very much!

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added over 4 years ago

The blanching is an excellent technique to use when making pesto or pistou. Keeps them nice and green.

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added over 4 years ago

I have specifically seen fried Thai basil served on top of spicy Thai dishes... Chili fish I think. Nice and crisp and eaten by the forkful!

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added over 4 years ago

Be careful when frying it cuz it will splatter quite a bit!

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added over 4 years ago

Yes, a restaurant here does it and they also fry lemon slices, also delicious. Tyler Florence has a recipe for it.