Recipe by Malarkey Test
an unexpected treat. i first discovered these at a favorite restaurant in seattle, marco's supper club. this dish is a lot of fun and a big surprise for guests.
Top Review by Mysterygirl
This is excellent! Just like what a local restaurant uses as a garnish on one of my favorite appetizers. The dipping sauce is good, but I liked the sage plain. I should also mention that I don't care for sage much in dishes but the flavor it so light and delicate when fried - it's just wonderful!
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- flour, for dusting
- 30 sage leaves (or more)
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, to taste
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, to taste (mince or press the garlic into the lemon juice first to take the bite off)
Directions See How It's Made
- place the vegetable oil in a skillet and heat over medium heat.
- combine the mayo, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice into a dipping sauce. season with salt as necessary.
- lightly dust the sage leaves with flour, shaking off any excess. drop into the hot oil and cook until crispy and bright green, ~30 seconds. remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
- serve with the dipping sauce. you can experiment with other savory sauces as well, though the sage leaves are rather fragile, so you will need to be careful.