Fried Sage Leaves

Cuisine: Italian

Category: vegetable

Servings: 6


1 cup clarified butter
1 bunch sage leaves, stems tied together with
rubber band


Heat 1/4-inch clarified butter over a high flame in small saute pan. When butter quivers and is on verge of smoking, holding sage by stems and plunge leaves into pan. The leaves should fan out. Fry sage for 1--2 minutes, or until leaves are crisp and dark green. Transfer sage to paper towels to drain and cut off stems. The leaves will remain crisp if kept warm and can be reheated in a low oven.

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