I wanted to make beer battered fried Sage leaves but didn’t have beer so was trying to think of a substitute. Kombucha is fizzy, slightly sweet, but more sour, so I thought maybe it would work, so I gave it a try.
I only used about a cup of all-purpose flour then whisked in enough kombucha to make it the consistency of pancake batter, whisking until smooth. Then I added some salt, pepper and garlic & onion powder.
I then heated up a pan of oil on high heat to 350 degrees, turning the heat down as I went so it wouldn’t be too hot.
Then I’d dip each Sage leaf in the batter then lay it into the oil, turning with tongs when the bottom was golden. They fry up very quickly so I could only do 6-7 leaves at a time.
By the way, I had picked the Sage leaves from my garden and they were a mix of tricolor and common garden Sage. There were also a few mint leaves and I fried those too but I didn’t like them as much as the sage. Here is a photo:
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To my surprise, the Kombucha batter was even BETTER than beer batter. It was crisp and a bit chewy. Here is a photo of the finished fried leaves:
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