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    Fried Basil Leaves

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    • 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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