Fried Basil Leaves

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by littlemafia

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

Top Review by heidiannie

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk the flour and water together to form a smooth, milky consistency.
  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. Dredge the basil leaves in the batter and fry in small batches, about 1 minute per side or until golden brown.
  4. Transfer to paper towels and immediately season with salt.

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