Broccoli Leaves

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  1. skinnymum

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    Hi, My broccoli has huge leaves. Does anyone know any recipe which I can use to cook them.  No broccoli heads, just the leaves. Thanks!
     
  2. chefedb

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    They tend to be bitter. 
     
  3. skinnymum

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    OK Chef Edb. Thanks.  Such a shame to throw them away.  I was hoping there would be some sort of soup which I could use them in.  Its the first time I've grown broccoli, but the summer here has been unseasonably warm, so I've pulled them up.  We've got family staying soon and I was hoping to show them my culinary skills by giving them something to eat with my home grown broccoli leaves!!!! ah well...... :eek:(
     
  4. chefedb

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    The stem however can be cut julianne  mixed with carrotts and made into a Broccoli Slaw

    which is very healthy and tasty. Make it like a regular cole slaw.
     
  5. skinnymum

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    Hey! that's great!!!.... thank you very much :eek:)
     
  6. nadeest

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    Could they be boiled in two changes of water, to remove the bitterness?
     
  7. chefedb

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    I have never tried it but it is possible. As it is not worth the time to me. Try It
     
  8. jeejay

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    You could get a dehydrator and dehydrate them? Make them in to 'chip'

    thingies? I do it with kale...

    Broccoli leaves....I've never really seen them big at all! :)
     
  9. wamotoj

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    That should be excellent for stirfry
     
  10. chefedb

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    The upper stems are great for stir fry  the leaves a little bitter., better in wonton soup