Wild Garlic & Nettle Nut Loaf

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With the Wild Garlic aka Ramsons (Allium ursinum) filling the hedgerows at the moment, along with lovely Stinging Nettle tips (Urtica dioica) I was wondering how I could combine them to make something other than pesto or soup.

Rummaging through my cupboards, I chanced on a few choice ingredients, and decided to combine them to see what might happen!

This recipe is the result, and even my sweetheart who is usually a bit sniffy about ‘quality food’ wolfed it down, asking me with dreamy eyes, if there might be some more.

Wild Garlic Recipe: Ingredients

  • 30g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 125g hazelnuts
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 100g wild garlic/ramsons
  • 50g nettle tops
  • 1tsp vegetable stock powder
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • parmesan cheese

Wild Garlic Recipe: Suggested Instructions

  1. Put hazelnuts and bread into a food processor and pulse until chopped finely. Then add the wild garlic and nettle tops and pulse until chopped finely.
  2. Next fry the onion until translucent, then stir in the ingredients from the food processor, and mix well. Now add the vegetable stock powder and mix in well.
  3. Now add the beaten egg and stir into the loaf mixture.
  4. Grease a bread tin, and spoon in half the mixture, then place thin slices of parmesan cheese on top, and finish with the remainder of the mixture.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 170° C for 15 minutes, then uncover and cook for a further 10 minutes. Go around the edges with a knife, then tip out onto a plate and serve.

Serves: 2

Further reading: Traditional and Modern Use of Stinging Nettle


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