Comfrey is a plant known and cultivated since antiquity, it is used mainly for its medicinal virtues, for its decorative side and as green manure for the garden. Less known, young comfrey leaves are also edible. To accompany your aperitifs, why not surprise your guests with a simple and original recipe with comfrey leaves?
For this recipe you will need: young comfrey leaves, because they are tastier and their hairs are less rough, an egg, butter, and breadcrumbs.
- Start by washing your young comfrey leaves, then dry them on a clean tea towel.
- Crack an egg into a bowl and beat it with a fork.
- On a plate, put some breadcrumbs.
- Heat a non-stick pan with butter
- Take the comfrey leaves, dip them in the egg, then in the breadcrumbs. Then cook them in the pan on both sides.
The comfrey crisps are now ready to be tasted!
When picking, be careful not to confuse comfrey leaves with digitalis leaves, which are very toxic. Comfrey is recognizable by its large pointed leaves. Also note that the consumption of young comfrey leaf must remain occasional, some studies have shown a certain degree of toxicity at high doses.
Did you know that comfrey is also an essential plant for gardeners, for more information do not hesitate to read our article: Comfrey, an essential plant for permaculturists!