Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nettle...Something.

While it is still nettle season I have been trying to get some when I'm at the stables and have time.  Yesterday the patch I usually frequent looked like it had been mowed so I found another, taller patch with more mature plants.  I had read on a foraging forum about making nettle chips and thought that I could try that.

Since I don't have a dehydrator, I used the oven's warm setting.  The nettles, once blanched and drained, were laid out on a rack.  This was really, really fiddly.  Most of the nettle leaves were all bunched up, with the resulting chips being more like sticks.  After drying them, I sprinkled them with Himalayan pink salt and put them in a jar.  Most likely I will be the only one who eats them and, even with that, I suspect it will be more likely that I will be sprinkling things with nettle powder.  

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