Stinging nettle puree recipe
Do you think stinging nettle is just another annoying weed in your garden?
Whenever you try to get to make your garden need and tidy again you stumble upon these greens. Usually stinging nettle grows freely almost everywhere. It can get very nasty once you approach it with bear hands. Armed with a pair of gloves you can tame them easily.
The reason why I am talking about stinging nettle now is because it is spring. It is mid May and everything is growing and flourishing outside. So does stinging nettle.
The second reason is because this plant is packed with many micro nutrients, as antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.
It is a true super food, right from your garden or a nearby forest. Watch out to not pick nettles growing near a road, these are not suitable for consumption. So, you could enjoy the stinging nettle benefits too.
You could prepare a stinging nettle tea, soup, sauteed nettles, or a nettle dish with feta cheese and eggs.
The way I love to prepare (and of course eat:-) stinging nettle is nettle puree. Oh, it is so delicious. And extremely healthy. A real powerhouse you could employ to work for you too. So, here is my recipe. And as I say oftentimes, just experiment a few times with it. It’s a simple and easy dish to make.
And of course, if you have any questions about my stinging nettle recipe, I will love to hear from you:-)
You will need these ingredients:
- 0.5 kg. stinging nettle leaves (you should use only the top leaves of a plant as they are the most tender)
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 tbsp. flour
- 1 1/2 tea cups of water
- 4-5 eggs
- 0.200 gr. feta cheese
- a pinch of grinded black pepper
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. grinded sweet red pepper
This is how you proceed:
- Clean and wash the leaves with cold water. Put them into a large cooking pan and pour hot water over the leaves. Leave them for a minute or two. Then rinse the nettle leaves with cold water.
- Put the oil into a pan and heat this up. Add the nettle leaves, some warm water and salt, and stove till the stinging nettle has become soft.
- Get the nettle out (keep the nettle water/liquid) and cut in small pieces.
- Fry the flour with some oil, add the nettle water gently and stir. Add the nettle leaves and stove for some 10 minutes more. Keep stirring.
- Just before you get it from the cooking plate you add the eggs, the feta cheese crumbled into small pieces and stir till the eggs are cooked.
- Season with some grinded black pepper and sweet red pepper powder. Serve warm.
Enjoy your meal!
And a tip.
You may sprinkle some grinded walnuts on top of your dish just before serving it.