We have loads of Herb Bennet growing in our beautiful ancient woodland in Kent. I knew that it had been used as a flavouring in Victorian times, but this recipe from Robin Harford to have it crispy fried as an alternative to seaweed is a real winner!

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 6 handfuls of Herb Bennet leaves, chopped
  • 2 handfuls of ramsons, chopped
  • Knob of butter
  • Sugar

Step 2: How to Cook the Crispy Fried Herb Bennet

  • Melt the butter in a frying pan
  • Add the chopped leaves and fry until crispy, adding more butter if required
  • Sprinkle a little sugar over the dish before serving

Step 3: Sit Down and Eat

Now it's time to sit down by your campfire and enjoy your wild food cooking.

<p>Hello ! Is it the same as this one? : </p><p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geum_urbanum" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geum_urbanum</a></p><p>Because I have been using only the roots of this plant as a spice (I even made a syrup with it)</p><br>
<p>Hmmm sounds tasty, I bet it has a nice crispy texture! Do you eat it like a salad, or do you sprinkle it over something? If you sprinkle it over something, please do an instructable telling us about it. </p>
<p>Thanks for the comment. It is more of a side dish really.</p>

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