My daughter Mini is convinced that she is invincible and nothing can hurt her. She wasn’t so convinced anymore after we collected two bags of wild nettles for pancakes. Collecting plants is forbidden on the island, but I’m sure that stingy wild nettle does not fall on that category. Wild nettle grows all over the yard. Normally best time to collect nettle is early summer. The island gardener paid us a visit about a month ago and now we have perfect little nettle babies growing again. I cut the nettles about 15 cm from the top. The stalks will soften up anyway once you boil them.
Wild nettle pancakes
1 paper bag full of fresh or frozen wild nettle
1 l (or 4 cups) fatty milk
6 dl (or 1,5 cups) flour
2 ts of salt
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs melted butter
Boil the nettles for 3-5 minutes. Drain and cut in small pieces. Prepare the dough by mixing all the ingredients and let the dough stand in the freezer for atleast 30 minutes. Add flour if needed. Heat the pan on medium heat, add some butter and spread some dough on to the pan. Once the pancakes surface is almost still, flip and turn, wait for another minute or so. Ready! Serve with mascarpone cheese with herbs.