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What can you do with nettle?

Love the taste of nettle and would like to try out more recipes with nettle.

asked by Po about 3 years ago

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lem monade
added about 3 years ago

it works well in most recipes instead of spinach: simply blanched and dressed, creamed, mixed with ricotta as a pasta filling or for gnudi, in a quiche/frittata/galette, …

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Maedl
Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added about 3 years ago

Begin by searching this site--I am sure we have discussed use of nettles here.

In Italian, nettles are called ortica. they are used for ravioli filling, pasta sauce, and a sauce for serving with meat. Many recipes are posted and you can easily check them out by googling.

I add them to frittatas and cook them as I would any green, with onions, garlic, bacon and hot peppers. Just be sure to cook (or parboil) them briefly before you eat them, and use gloves when you handle the uncooked stalks.

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rt21
added about 3 years ago

Also great as a soup

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Po
Po
added about 3 years ago

Thank you guys! Just pluck some out from the backyard and blanched it. Our 6-year old nephew told us that he learnt at school you can make kettle chips and he demanded them! It was cute that he helped us picked out the leaves (with gloves on).

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

Community Editor at Food52

added about 3 years ago

Here are a few articles with ideas for the next batch: https://food52.com/blog..., https://food52.com/blog..., and https://food52.com/blog...

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