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There are two types of nettles: dead nettle and dwarf or Greek nettle.
The Greek nettle grows up to 20 cm, has a yellow-green leaf and a very bad "nettle" when we touch it.
Nettle is the healthiest green food, being a real plant of beneficial substances and having exceptional healing properties.
- 1kg nettles
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 3 cloves of garlic
- salt, vegeta
- 2-3 tablespoons of oil
Preparation time: less than 30 minutes
RECIPE PREPARATION Greek nettles:
In a pot we put water with a pinch of salt to boil and when it boils we add the washed nettles (carefully ...) in more water.
After they are scalded, we drain them from the water and stop a glass with the juice in which they boiled. We start to rub them with a wooden spoon (or blender) adding flour, breadcrumbs, crushed garlic and vegetables to taste.
Thin with the juice in which they boiled.
Heat the oil in a pan and add the nettles.
We harden them until they thicken and bind well.
Serve with cold polenta.
Nettle recipes & # 8211 Nettle food for spring diet
Everyone knows how good and healthy they are preparations of spring greens, nettle, leurd or stevia recipes. Why not prepare some nettle recipes when we know for sure that they are delicious? See in this article how to make some Romanian dishes and choose the right nettle recipe for you, which you find tastier! Most of them are perfect for the spring diet, for people who want to lose extra pounds.
nettle are excellent for people suffering from anemia, stress, depression, nervousness. This plant can be used as a substitute for spinach, especially if it is freshly cooked (when it has all the nutrients). Nettles are very rich in nutrients beneficial to the body's health:
- They contain minerals, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium.
- They have vitamins, especially vitamin A, B2, C and K.
To protect your hands from stings, it is good to wear gloves when you touch fresh nettles.
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As much as stinging nettles when we touch them, they are just as tasty when we cook them. Moreover, they are plants rich in vitamins and serotonin, which makes them particularly healthy.
According to CSID, nettle has hemostatic, astringent, antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory, healing, antianemic and remineralizing properties in phytotherapy.
From nettles you can prepare all kinds of delicious dishes & # 8211 nettle food, nettle rice or nettle soup being just some of them. Moreover, nettle tea is very popular in the spring among people who catch a cold.
If you want to make the most delicious nettle soup, here is the perfect recipe:
- Wash the nettles well with gloves to avoid stings. Then scald them in a bowl of boiling water and salt. Let them boil for 15 minutes.
- When they have boiled, use a strainer to drain them.
- Finely chop the onion, carrot and nettles. In the case of nettles you can also use a blender or food processor.
- In a large bowl, pour the water you drained from the nettles. Add the onion, carrot and nettles and bring to a boil.
- From time to time, remove the foam that forms with a spatula or spoon.
- After 15 minutes, add the broth and mix well. Let it simmer for another 15 minutes.
- Add the lemon juice. You can put it all or less, according to taste.
- Near the end, chop the parsley and add it to the soup.
- Serve hot soup.
Greek meatballs with 2 types of minced meat. You have to try them, it's well worth it
I love Greek food, which is why I often prepare this meatball recipe. Because everyone who tasted the Greek meatballs told me that they are delicious, I decided to share the recipe with you. It's not heavy at all.
- 500 gr minced pork, 0.5 teaspoon oregano
- 500 gr minced beef, 100 gr bread, Feta cheese to taste
- 150 gr onion, 2 cloves garlic, wheat flour to taste
- 1 tomato, 3 tablespoons vinegar, 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Salt, pepper to taste, 4 teaspoons mint, sunflower oil to taste
Method of preparation:
Mix the two types of minced meat. Soak the bread in water, drain and add to the bowl of minced meat. Mix everything very well.
Onions, garlic and peeled tomatoes are given through a coarse grater. Add these ingredients to the minced meat mixture. Also add oregano, vinegar, black pepper and olive oil. Knead the minced meat.Add chopped mint and mix again. Put the minced meat in the fridge for at least 1 hour. After 60 minutes, remove the minced meat from the refrigerator and form small balls out of it.
In each ball add a piece of feta cheese. Pass the meatballs through the flour and fry in a hot pan with sunflower oil.After the meatballs have been fried, remove them on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
Greek meatballs can be served with fresh vegetable salad. They are suitable for a family dinner or a festive event. Good appetite and increase cooking!
What else can you cook with nettles - 10 simple and tasty recipes
Nettles are also called the "healing fire" because of the irritations they cause when they come in contact with the skin and because of the many benefits they bring.
For example, nettles are a good metabolic and muscular tonic, they improve the secretion of testosterone, they contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, they lower blood pressure, etc.
In March they already start to appear in the markets and it is advisable to consume them in the first days of spring, because the beneficial substances they contain will help you adjust faster and better to the changes in the body that come with the sudden warming of the weather. .
So, here are 10 simple and tasty recipes that you can prepare with nettles:
Nettles have leaves completely covered with small, sharp silicon spikes. They are hollow on the inside, but basically have formic acid and histamine & # 8211 substances responsible for the burning sensation, as well as acetylcholine & # 8211 substance responsible for the burning sensation. These substances have a strong effect on the nerves in the skin, which it deeply irritates, as shown by Freedom for Women.
Nettle food is a delicious and healthy way to "take revenge" on nettle bites. In combination with garlic, it will show you that healthy food does not have to be bland in taste and boring.
Here is a simple recipe to prepare nettle food.
- Wash the nettles well, using gloves, to avoid their stings. After you have cleaned them of any traces of impurities, scald them in a bowl of water that has boiled with salt.
- Let the nettles boil for five minutes.
- Finely chop the onion and garlic cloves.
- When the nettles have boiled, drain them of water and chop them finely & # 8211 either with a knife or with a blender or food processor. Keep a cup of the water in which they boiled.
- In a pan, fry the onion in oil until translucent.
- Add the chopped nettles, a tablespoon of flour and chopped garlic.
- Add salt to taste and a cup of water in which the nettles were boiled.
- Stir continuously so that the bottom food does not stick.
- It is ready when the composition thickens. Serve hot nettle food with rice, polenta, eggs or chicken.
Nettle food with garlic
Hi, Robert. Usually we eat onions when we eat nettles (it spoils its taste). I don't use milk or cream. I like their natural taste. You should know that at first I cooked the nettles just like you and no one ate them. And then I married a man whose mother was a cook. From her I learned how to do it and now everyone consumes it. Anyway, congratulations. You outdid yourself. With sympathy, Mariana
Hi, Mariana. When I compete only against myself, it's easy for me to compete from time to time :) Now I have to see if I can convince people to try my nettle food - and to hope that yours are overly pretentious then when it comes to nettles: D There are many ways to cook them, but I stay true to onions. First of all, thinking that, although it is not very healthy, onions taste like food, and nettles do not seem so good to me that I do not feel the need to "help" them a little. It's just my opinion and I'm not trying to convince anyone that it's definitely the best nettle food recipe, I'm just saying that I think it's a good food :)
How to eat nettles when they contain a strong cyanide poison as yet unidentified? Check out wikipedia to see. As well as apricot kernels, peaches, almonds that have cyanide in them. Poison your brothers with & # 8222natural food & # 8221, I stick to my e-mail snacks, much better than your cyanides.
:) Everyone has a favorite poison. I admit, sometimes I also lean towards modern E's, they are tastier than nettles :) But it's good that my grandparents don't know how to look at wikipedia, because, knowing that they've been eating nettles for over 80 years, he would live in fear that he could die of poison at any time: D
if the nettles are also full of cyanide, then go brothers and eat organic from KFC and MEC,
What a blow you gave me.
I like it fried well in the oven on slices of fried polenta.
:)) And I administered the blow to you exactly when you were vulnerable: in the first hour, on an empty stomach: P I have never eaten low nettles in the oven on slices of fried polenta, but it seems interesting. I remember eating a cake fried in lard a long time ago, I thought it was great.
Eh what good! For a long time I have been trying to try nettle food, but there are very few blogs with recipes that I can trust. (2-3 more precisely yours included) I will try this recipe too, it is simple and I am open to new tastes (I have never eaten nettle food :)). )
You realize that there is little chance that nettle food will be the best food you have eaten, but I don't think you will regret it if you try it. Thank you for the trust you place in my recipes and, especially, for the fact that you posted my blog on the podium :))
I follow you with pleasure, excellent recipes, congratulations !!
Thank you, Lydia! I'm waiting for you to continue following my recipes and, why not, to have the courage and talk to me) Robert
Thanks, now I made the nettle food according to your recipe and a goodness came out !!
With pleasure, I'm glad you didn't regret choosing my recipe.
Hi. It's very true that onions spoil the taste of nettles, I don't use it either and I put the garlic to boil. Cream and milk can't even be vb (I say). the juice (which I keep) and then I beat them well. season with vegeta (optional) and a clove of crushed garlic. I serve them with grated horseradish on top with polenta or with a fried egg. Enjoy! Mihaela
Hi, Mihaela. Thank you for your version of preparing nettles. The more recipes the better - readers have such a choice of the option that best suits their personal tastes.
Hi Robert, I would love to make some nettles just like you did, but it will be impossible for me. Only if you send me & quot; bag & quot.
Or it could be another option: this craving for nettles can be a reason to pay a visit at home: D
WE COME HOME EVERY YEAR, BUT IN AUGUST I'M NO LONGER NECKLACES SO. WE PUT OUR DESIRE IN THE NAILS.
Then I should find another local & quotburuiana & quot with which to prepare a recipe in August :))
I think I ate something similar a few years ago, I can say that I liked it but I don't think it had garlic what I ate.
I think that's how it tastes more than good!
Thank you very much!
With pleasure! It is best to make sure that the taste of the food is more than good, and you can only do this by trying the recipe :)
I can't even eat anything else if I have nettles. :)
:) Take advantage now as much as you can, soon the nettles will not be as tender.
So, I knew the recipe without onions and milk / cream, that's how my grandmother cooked. But I also tried your recipe and it turned out even better. Not to mention that the onion spoiled something, at least on my plate! :) Good luck! I'll come in another time.
the recipe is gorgeous I just tried and it is delicious!
to continue like this! :)))
I'll try it today and come back with details. I've already picked the nettles. In order not to stick to the pan, the flour must be rubbed a little beforehand with a cold liquid (possibly cooled nettle water) and poured a little. I will try to make the food look wilder. salutari, gabriel
I don't know how onions can ruin the taste of nettles and I don't know how others can eat nettles without a little hardened onion. The nettles are sticky and the onion binds them a little and gives them taste. This is my opinion.
When I was little at my mother's house, I loved the nettles with garlic, as my mother prepared them.
After I got married I moved to Banat and my wife has another way to prepare nettles which are quite good, but they did not taste the same as my mother's at home!
So I boiled the nettles, drained the juice, after they cooled I put them in a blender in which I put 2 tablespoons of flour and nettle juice, and chopped them very little to it doesn't come out too fine.
I put on the fire a cauldron with a few ligures of oil, after the oil warmed up I put 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic to harden, then I added the nettles and chewed continuously for about 10-15 minutes, I put another ligure of vegeta and 2 more cloves of garlic given through a fine grater.
I can tell you that they turned out delicious and 90% like the ones my mother made!
I picked the nettles a net, I never made them again, honestly I read so many comments here that I was scared, to make them or not. some say it's creamy and the onion tastes good, others I put them in the blender, to make them with sour cream or not? with milk or with the juice in which they were scalded? according to Robert's recipe, let's see what my family comments ..and god forbid I hope I don't poison my family, someone said above that it contains cyanide.!
Until the nettles poison us, knocking down the other chemicals we ingest from our daily food :) Thank you for the trust invested in my recipe.
the gentleman above who says about cyanide in almonds bitter seeds in general, nettles I have not read in part has some information but not complete, I recommend watching the documentary vit B17 where it is given that this bitter is of course not in exaggerated quantity has the property to destroy cancer cells, a very interesting dock I for example now eat apples with seeds and they contain this beef called amygdalin There is a lot of information circulating depends on whether it is reached and if I am convinced, my opinion is that I do not think nettles to do the opposite
And I eat apple seeds, even if they are bitter, I like that almond taste :)
I don't know how true it will be in this whole nettle cyanide story, but I'm not in any trouble and so I'm not wasting my time finding out more details. Always, but especially in these times when we are bombarded with information from all sides, it is important to take our information from reliable sources. I don't know who said that it is not enough to read to wake us up, we must have the intelligence to discern what we choose to read, otherwise we can increase our ignorance by reading bad books.
Hey. His father is from Transylvania, and besides the werewolf soup (which comes out of his mouth licking) he quarrels with his mother what kind of nettles are best for him. eggs from Grandma Stela's chickens (an acquaintance of her mother's who did not bring goodies from the village every week, for a fee). My father made soup from them. I am 34 years old and I live outside of 15. I try hard to get the same, but they get better when I go home. As for cyanide, it is true that they have, but you should eat every day (lunch and dinner) for about 30-40 years. In addition, cyanide is protected by 2 proteins that release it only in cases such as cancerous tumor to neutralize it. So not only is it not poisonous, it's good for preventing cancer. A Timisoara woman with a fala. I hit you ..
It seems that the Oltenians have the same preferences as the Transylvanians when it comes to preparing nettles :) And my grandmother from Oltenia made nettle soup, I "fished" nettle food with garlic from Dobrogea.
Ingredients Pie with cheese and nettles
- 500 grams of flour,
- 300 ml. of water,
- 3 tablespoons olive oil,
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 25 grams of yeast
- 300 grams of lightly salted cheese, well drained whey,
- 1 onion,
- 3 tablespoons olive oil,
- oil for greasing,
- sprinkle flour,
- egg yolk for greased pie,
- sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)
Cheese and nettle pie preparation:
Dissolve the yeast in warm water, mix the flour with the salt and knead a smooth dough, adding the olive oil. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in volume.
Choose and wash the nettles (or spinach).
Cut the onion into small pieces and cook in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until lightly browned.
Add the nettles broken into pieces (or spinach) over the onion and cook together until the green leaves fall and soften. Season with salt and pepper and leave in the pan to cool.
Cover the table with a tablecloth made of thicker cloth, which is sprinkled with flour. The raised dough is placed in the middle, first stretched with a rolling pin in the shape of a disc, then pulled with your hands on all sides, stretching it as thin as possible.
Sprinkle the dough with oil on the whole surface, sprinkle with lightly salted cheese (I used well drained cow's cheese that I salted a little, it goes well with feta, etc.). and nettles (spinach) seasoned with onions.
Lifting the edges with the help of the tablecloth, the pie is wrapped in 3-4 layers, forming an elongated rectangle.
Fold the pie 3 times in length, obtaining an approximately square shape.
Sprinkle with flour, cover with a kitchen towel and set aside for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. After the rest time, the pie is stretched with a rolling pin, giving it a rounded shape, up to a thickness of about 3 cm. Transfer the pie to a tray covered with baking paper, grease with egg yolk on the surface, sprinkle with seeds and cut into portions.
Place in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 180 degrees and continue baking until a total time of about 30 minutes, the pie should be brown (picture 1) and at the same time bake well inside, if you press on the surface you should to return to the original form.
Serve warm, but also cold, if it gets cold.
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What are the benefits of nettles
Nettles are said to "change blood." Specifically, it cleanses the body of toxins and invigorates it after a winter in which we ate more meat, carbohydrates and processed foods. Nettles are a true medicine of nature. They contain vitamins (A, C, D, E, K), minerals (iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium), antioxidants, amino acids and flavonoids. All these "riches" give nettles diuretic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antirheumatic, remineralizing and detoxifying properties.
Combined with cabbage juice and celery stalks, it results in a juice full of vitamins, antioxidants, good probiotics for the stomach. Consumed regularly, this juice helps detoxify the body, strengthens immunity, restores the intestinal flora and activates the functions of the bile.
Recipes with nettles, leurd and other greens for Easter fasting
The nettles are chosen carefully, washed well and put on the fire in salted water. You don't have to leave them for a long time, but you miss them a few times. For extra flavor, add a few sprigs of fresh leurda.
After removing them from the water, the nettles and leurda are passed with a blender until a fine paste is obtained. You just have to prepare the tofu cheese and the preparation is almost ready.
Then put the cheese on the grill and let it brown until it gets a nice crust. Meanwhile, prepare the polenta, which is left to cool, then cut into pieces, grease with a little olive oil and put on the grill.