Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

Fried parsley is one of the prettiest garnishes, lacy and green, crisp and delicate.


  1. Pick over the parsley, removing the large stalks so that neat sprigs remain.
  2. Wash it clean and shake it dry in a cloth.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep pan to 190C/ 375F degrees.
  4. Put the parsley in a frying basket and hold it in the oil for 2 minutes.
  5. Drain well and then place in a low heat oven until quite dry, crisp and brittle.
  6. Serve over fried, baked, or broiled white fish, such as trout, sole, or whiting.