Nettle Soup

Wear gloves when picking the nettle leaves! It is best to pick young tender leaves from an unpolluted area and away from roaming dogs. Also, avoid picking any herbs from the roadside because of exhaust fumes. Make sure you wash the leaves well.

nettles-before-1Ingredients:

 

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 ozs tender nettle leaves
  • 5 and 3/4 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated nutmeg

Instructions:

Heat the oil in a large pan and add the oil, onion and potatoes. Cook gently over a low heat until soft but not browned (approx 5 minutes). Add the nettles, cover and cook for another 5 minutes Add water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are cooked Place in a food processor or push through a sieve until smooth. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg, then reheat just before serving.

From: Journey Folki

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