Recipe by Debbwl
Saw Paulette Mitchell make this on TV and decide see if it would work and not only did it work it was also quick, easy and made a very pretty garnish. We used it at Thanksgiving as a garnish on a creamy squash soup and everyone enjoyed both the light sage flavor and how pretty it looked. *The fried sage will keep for up to 2 days in a tightly closed container at room temperature. * The cook time is estimated as I was not watching the clock when I did it.
Top Review by sofie-a-toast
Great flavor! Made as a garnish for pumpkin cream sauce pasta. For some reason tough most of my leaves did not get crispy. Not quite sure why - I followed the directions exactly and my oil was very very hot. Definitely worth trying again for it's simplicity and delicious taste! Thanks Deb.
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- When the oil is hot so that drops of water sizzle when sprinkled into the oil, add the sage leaves. Fry for about 15 seconds, turning occasionally with a slotted spoon or tongs. (Don't let the leaves brown, or they’ll become bitter.).
- Transfer the leaves onto a paper towel-lined plate. The leaves will become crisp as they cool. Sprinkle lightly with fine-textured salt.
- *The fried sage will keep for up to 2 days in a tightly closed container at room temperature. *.