It’s not a coincidence that the herb and the wise man share the same name. Sage, used traditionally to improve memory has in fact been found to prevent age-related memory loss and improve mood. In addition, when it comes to cancer, it has been shown to prevent skin cancer in mice and to kill colon cancer cells in test tubes (see reference below).
I first ate fried sage about a year ago when I attended a friends wedding and the chef garnished the plate with fried sage – it knocked my socks off! So delicious and easy, I hope you try it.
- fry pan
- 1 bunch fresh sage leaves if you are picking from your garden, check for bugs and spiders and clean under running water
- 1-2 tbsp high oleic sunflower or safflower oil or organic canola oil or other neutral flavoured oil
- Clean and pat dry the sage leaves
- Add the oil to a fry pan on med-low, heat for 1-2 minutes then drop sage leaves into hot oils. Try to separate the leaves and be careful not to get burned by the splattering oil. Too much water on the leaves with cause more splatter so be careful to pat them dry with paper towel
- Fry until crispy on the edges. Place crispy fried sage on paper towel. Continue to add leaves to your pan without overlapping until your bunch is done.
- Serve as an edible garnish or side to poultry dishes or other hearty meals
Enjoy your fried sage, it’s delicious! It’s also super easy.
If you like cooking her herbs, try this recipe for parsley pesto
If you want more information about a cancer risk reduction diet, including healthy fresh herbs, check out my Cancer Risk Reduction Guide
Healing Spices. How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease. Bharat B. Aggarwal with Debora Yost. Stering Press, 2011.