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    Fried Basil Leaves

    Fried Basil Leaves. Photo by heidiannie

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    littlemafia's Note:

    Intrigued? Well,so was I! This is the first recipe I'm posting on the food.com after the zaar. I found it on basilbasics.com

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a shallow bowl, whisk the flour and water together to form a smooth, milky consistency.
    2. 2
      Pour 3/4 inch of olive oil into a heavy saute pan and heat until a drop of the batter rises to the top immediately.
    3. 3
      Dredge the basil leaves in the batter and fry in small batches, about 1 minute per side or until golden brown.
    4. 4
      Transfer to paper towels and immediately season with salt.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 21, 2011

      I made these the other day! I didn't use this recipe, because I didn't even know you could fry a basil leaf- but I had just fried some zucchini flowers and had a lot of tempura left- so I grabbed the basil I had sitting waiting to become pesto and tried one. The tempura stuck to the leaf really well- and I ended up making 2 dozen basil leaves! We ate them- so good. Even better than the stuffed fried zucchini flowers! I uploaded a picture of the first one I fried- took the picture right before I ate it!

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    • on January 04, 2011

      Don`t toss the olive oil! Or should I say basil oil! Saute something up in it! Just refrigerate it till needed. But the batter didn`t stick to the leaves. Or should I say the batter moved into pockets on the leaves as they cooked in the oil. I suggest flour first then batter. This also make a real lot of batter for 16 leaves. I did stop frying after 6 leaves. Maybe someone will have better luck with this. Nothing like fresh basil. Sorry.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Basil Leaves

    Serving Size: 1 (248 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 229.3
     
    Calories from Fat 5
    59%
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    1%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 6.9 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 47.9 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    7%
    Sugars 0.1 g
    0%
    Protein 6.7 g
    13%

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