Friday, 8 April 2011

I love nettles!

Aren't they just beautiful!?
And they are really tasty, too!

Today's lunch - Nettle Omelette:

Heat butter/oil, add some chopped garlic (and onion), bung in washed nettle leaves. Cover with lid until nettles are wilted.
Pour in some beaten eggs, seasoned with salt & pepper. Add chopped parsley, and some grated parmesan. Bung lid back on until the omelette is set.
Slide on to a plate, add a dash of home-made chilli sauce, if so desired. YUM!
Don't be put off by the 'hairy' nettles - they have lost their sting and it's fine to eat them.


Linda said...

I can relate, I have been know to love nettles, but as yet haven't tasted them.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

It does look delicious cook with egg. No nettles for us to harvest here.

Veggie Gnome said...

Linda, go for it! They are tasty and very versatile. The only fiddly part is the harvesting with gloves (and taking the leaves off the stems).

M-K Girl, that can be changed. I can give you some nettle roots. :) Just say the word.