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Fried Sage Leaves

  Fresh sage leaves 4
  Anchovy paste 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)

Combine flour with enough water to make a batter that is just sticky, the amount depending on how many sage leaves are on hand.
Spread a thin layer of anchovy paste on one side of half of the sage leaves.
Dip leaves in batter, then sandwich them together with leaves that have no anchovy paste.
Now dip this sage sandwich' into batter again, and place on an oiled plate.
Prepare all leaves in this way.
Heat about 12 mm / 1/2 in of oil in a frying pan.
Fry the sage leaves quickly in the hot oil, then drain well on kitchen towel.
Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 873 Calories from Fat 424

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g73.9%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1.7 mg0.6%

Sodium 62.8 mg2.6%

Total Carbohydrates 95 g31.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.5%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 14 g27.8%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 0.05%

Calcium 6.9% Iron 32.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Fried Sage Leaves Recipe