3 Stinging Nettle Recipes
Get past their intimidating sting to find a nutritional powerhouse. Spring is peak season for harvesting the tender tops of the stinging nettle. If you venture out to harvest them between between April and May, wear gloves or use tongs to pick the top 2 to 3 nodes of the young plants. Nettles can be tossed in baked goods, or fried directly from their fresh state, as the sting is quickly neutralized by a short blast of heat. Tougher tops of older plants should be blanched to neutralize the sting.