Nettle and Pea Fritters
The green and mighty pea, eaten fresh from the pod is a glorious thing. We are all too used to chucking some frozen peas into a pan of boiling water and serving them up with just about anything. So lets really shine the spotlight on these little gems of deliciousness.
Nettles are an incredibly powerful wild herb containing many vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. Keep your blanching water from the nettles for a quick and soul nourishing morning brew, if you don’t fancy that then allow the water to cool and use it to water your veg patch or herb garden. Make sure to wear gloves when picking the nettle tops and wash them thoroughly before cooking them.
To make life a tad easier if you’re away from home you could pre mix the gram flour, spices, salt, pepper and parmesan. Then all you have to do is add in the fresh ingredients and water when you’re ready for brunch. These nettle and pea fritters would make for a great lunch too, bulked out with some feta, crisp salad leaves and maybe a light yoghurt dressing.