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  • Nettle pie

    Decided to stop griping about the nettles and do something with them instead...

    In case anyone else has nettles in their garden, here's the recipe:

    Pastry made of
    300 g flour
    75 g butter
    75 g coconut oil
    splosh of water
    Salt to taste

    Rub the fat, salt and flour together, add enough water to make a stiff pastry, allow to rest for 1/2 hour.

    Meanwhile pick and chop a handfull of fresh nettles (with gloves ), add some chopped cabbage, sweet corn, peas and onions, fry up in a pan with some delicious Spainish olive oil (or similar) and salt to taste, put a lid on and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes, then turn off and let cool.

    Line a pie tin with the pastry, add the nettle mix and sprinkle with some grated cheese (Gruyere is best).

    3 eggs
    150 g cream
    salt, pepper, nutmeg

    Mix and pour over the pie, bake at 240 C for about 15 mins, or 200 C for about 30 mins.

    Its very good eaten hot or cold.
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

  • #2
    Re: Nettle pie

    Nettle Quiche! A fitting end for those nasty plants!
    GJBingham
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    Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

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    • #3
      Re: Nettle pie

      Whats a nettle?

      and does it taste good?

      Dandelions?
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      • #4
        Re: Nettle pie

        Originally posted by asudavew View Post
        Whats a nettle?

        and does it taste good?

        Dandelions?
        Hi Dave.............nettles are any one of a number of stinging plants that have fine hairs under the leaf and on the stem. These hairs release formic acid when touched sometimes causing a nasty rash. Believe it or not there is an annual nettle eating contest in Bridport UK.

        Dandelions are another useful 'weed'. Mainly as salad greens but can be used to make wine. The UK has a soft drink called Dandelion and Burdock (a type of thistle).............

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        • #5
          Re: Nettle pie

          Hey, dandelion wine!! Have you got a recipe for that?
          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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          • #6
            Re: Nettle pie

            Originally posted by asudavew View Post
            Whats a nettle?

            and does it taste good?

            Dandelions?
            You're not being serious are you?

            Nettles taste ok, bit like spinach, but I wouldn't want to eat them all on their own. Got a lot of iron in them though, and their supposed to be very good for you (how off puting is that then?)
            "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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            • #7
              Re: Nettle pie

              Originally posted by Frances View Post
              Hey, dandelion wine!! Have you got a recipe for that?
              Better than that...............I have several...............

              This site is a goldmine of wine-making info.

              dandelion wine

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              • #8
                Re: Nettle pie

                You could make barrels and barrels of dandelion wine from the weeds in my yard!
                GJBingham
                -----------------------------------
                Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

                -

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                • #9
                  Re: Nettle pie

                  This is something I'm going to try. If nothing else it'll make me feel better about the dendelions... (picture me running round the garden shouting HA HA, take that!!)
                  "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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