How to Make Delicious, Healthy Stinging Nettle Crisps

This nettle crisp recipe can be easily adapted to use with other wild and homegrown greens. Wild garlic chips, in particular, make a tasty snack.

What you need to make Stinging Nettle Crisps:

  • A bowl full of young nettle leaves

  • 2 tablespoons oil of your choice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

How to make Nettle Crisps

Wash and dry the nettles, stripping the leaves from any stem.

Combine all the seasoning ingredients in a large bowl. Toss in your leaves, so they get a good coating.

Place the nettles on a baking sheet in a single layer. Note the leaves will still sting at this stage so take care and DON’T be tempted to try one yet! (Cooking the leaves will denature the sting).

Bake in a low oven at around 130C until they crisp up. How long the nettle crisps take will depend on how much moisture is in the leaves.

The nettle crisps shown below took about 25 minutes, and I turned them over once during that time.

Pop the nettle chips in a bowl and tuck in. Nutritional yeast is a new ingredient for us but is widely available in health food stores. It has a nutty, almost cheesy flavour and is full of essential vitamins, so it is an excellent addition to your diet.

Nettle crisps are not only packed with nutrients, they also taste amazing. Crisps made from wild greens are best eaten on the day they are made as they tend to lose their crunch over time.

The Nettle Crisp recipe was written by Sarah - Craft Invaders