Deep-fried stinging nettles

Submitted by Jungschileiterin on Fri, 28.05.2021 - 16:37

Here's a simple recipe for deep-frying stinging nettles on a fire



You will need:

  • A fire
  • a cooking pot
  • Freshly picked nettles
  • Disposable gloves
  • a pair of barbecue tongs
  • paper towel
  • A skimmer or wide cooking ladle
  • Heat-resistant oil
  • flour
  • water
  • salt
  • A cup or small bowl
  • A spoon


  • Wash the nettles under running water with the rubber gloves, then drain
  • In the cup, combine flour, salt and water to make a thick batter. The batter should be thick enough to stick to the nettles, but runny enough that only a thin layer will stick
  • Heat oil on the embers in the pan. Make sure there are no more high flames or the oil may start to burn
  • Using grill tongs, dip a nettle into the batter, drain briefly, then add to the hot oil
  • After a few seconds, flip them over and finish frying on the other side
  • When the nettles are golden brown, remove from the oil with a skimmer or wide cooking ladle and transfer to a paper towel
  • Let cool briefly and then enjoy fresh

Important: Remove the pot from the heat from time to tome, so that the oil does not become too hot

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