Recipe: Nettle and lentils fritters

Vegetarian and vegan recipes with herbs
November 11, 2009


Nettle crownsI went to the garden to harvest some aromatic herbs, and I found these tender young nettle crowns.


I harvested some nettles -using gauntlets- and I used them for these fritters.

Nettle and lentils fritters

Nettle and lentils fritters


Ingredients
1 cup young nettle crowns (top few leaves)
4 tbsp mignon lentils (small lentils)
1 clove garlic
30g flour
1 tbsp butter
frying oil

Directions
Cook the lentils in boiling salted water for 40-50 minutes, until tender.
Melt the butter in a pan with minced garlic and stir-fry the nettle crowns for two minutes.
Drain well the lentils, add the nettle and blend them until smooth. Add the flour.
Heat some oil in a pan and dollop spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan. Turn gently the fritters when golden brown.



Kamut Kebabs with CorianderA similar recipe:

Kamut Kebabs with Coriander


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Comments

Author: sra (URL)
11/11/2009

This is most unusual - only recently did I realise nettle is used in cooking. I have to see what mignon lentils are, I ve never heard of them before. Thanks for the entry!


Author: Graziana
11/11/2009

Mignon lentils are small brown lentils, they cook faster than regular lentils. Feel free to use any kind of lentils you like!


Author: Joanne (URL)
12/11/2009

Shockingly, or not, I have never had nettle crowns before but I love lentil patties. Delicious.


Author: Simona (URL)
11/12/2009

Interestingly enough, I don t have nettles around me, but here in California they are sometimes sold at farmers market. I ve had them over pizza. This is an interesting recipe.


Author: Graziana
12/12/2009

You can use tender, fresh spinach instead of nettles if you can t find them

Usate freschi e teneri spinaci al posto delle ortiche se non riuscite a trovarle


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