Nettle Crisps

Healthy food can also taste very good. The nettle, which many avoid because of its stinging hairs, is particularly healthy and it is a real all-rounder. It helps with magnesium and iron deficiency and, thanks to its diuretic effect, cleanses the entire body. Nettle tea helps if your blood pressure is too low, but if your blood pressure is too high you should avoid consuming this plant frequently. We particularly like the nettle crisps fried in beer batter. A pleasure with no regrets.

Duration: 15-30 minutes

Amount: Serves 5-10


Two handfuls of nettle leaves washed

3 tablespoons of spelt flour

1 egg

Some beer

Herbal salt


Vegetable oil, suitable for frying


1. Remove the washed and dabbed dry nettle leaves from the stems.

2. Mix the spelt flour with a little beer in a bowl, so gain a rather thick pancake batter.

3. Season with herbal salt and pepper.

4. Heat some vegetable oil in a pan.

5. Dip the individual nettle leaves with a fork or your fingers in the beer batter and gently wipe off at the edge of the bowl.

6. Bake the leaves covered with the pastry in the oil until golden, remove and drain.

7. They are ready to eat immediately and taste best warm.

Tip: If you do not want to burn yourself on the stinging hairs of the leaves and stems, roll a rolling pin vigorously over the picked parts of the plant before processing them.

Alternatively, you can use sage leaves instead of nettle leaves.

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