Use the youngest, most tender leaves for cooking. Eat while still warm to enjoy the crispness of this exotic dish.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 6
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 cup cold water
30 young kudzu leaves
2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter for frying
1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, and cayenne pepper.
2. Add water and stir until smooth.
3. Dip leaves in batter and fry in hot oil 2–5 minutes on both sides until brown.
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