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Offline Mounter

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Stinging nettles
« on: November 02, 2017, 08:51:17 pm »
Any recipes? I saw on a cooking channel tonight that it's like a hipster delicacy... wish I could find away to market it....cha ching...

Offline Pat B

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Re: Stinging nettles
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 04:29:54 am »
I've never tried it but it's probably better earlier in the year. The cooking eliminates the stinging properties I think. Maybe just boil or steam til tender.
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Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: Stinging nettles
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 08:34:54 am »
One of my favorites, I pick in the spring when nettles are just a foot high or less and just blanche or steam, all the stingy hairs must wilt or something, big tab of butter and good to go, later in year just pick the tops or new growth still tender ;D -C- Bob

Offline nclonghunter

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Re: Stinging nettles
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 03:15:22 pm »
Was at the Virginia Camp Dickinson knap-in and James Parker's wife cooked some nettles she picked there. They were really good and I would gladly eat them again.
There are no bad knappers, only bad flakes