Fried Sage Leaves

READY IN: 6mins
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. place the vegetable oil in a skillet and heat over medium heat.
  2. combine the mayo, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice into a dipping sauce. season with salt as necessary.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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