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Fried Maple Leaves Are A Tasty Autumn Snack In Japan
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Fried Maple Leaves Are A Tasty Autumn Snack In Japan

As beautiful as they are, autumn leaves can become a huge headache when it comes to clogged gutters and un-raked yards. Japan, however, has turned this seasonal flood of garbage into a tasty treat by frying their maple leaves in lightly sweetened batter.

The snack, which seems to be a specialized delicacy from the Osaka area in Japan, is made by frying Japanese maple leaves in tempura batter. The pros in the city of Minoh in North Osaka preserve the leaves for a year in salt barrels, but other recipes don’t seem to demand this lengthy step.

If you want to try making them, simply dip your cleaned and dried (ideally, Japanese) maple leaves in sweetened tempura batter and fry them in hot vegetable oil – maple syrup is optional. For a more detailed recipe, check out this link.

(h/t: neatorama, kotaku)

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DestinyRobinson
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

AWESOME I really could use something sweet to eat right now. Preferably maply! French toast, waffles, and Japanese maple leaves please!

CathrynSwallia
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In medieval England candied rose petals were a delicacy. Why not maple leaves? My horse loves them!

Lea Flaherty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

be careful which kinds he eats: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/varieties-maple-poisonous-63160.html

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AngelAngel
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

look cool but u sure u can eat leaves??

CharlotteNiteman
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lettuce is leaves. So is spinach. So is kale. So is basil. And lots of other spices and foods.

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DestinyRobinson
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

AWESOME I really could use something sweet to eat right now. Preferably maply! French toast, waffles, and Japanese maple leaves please!

CathrynSwallia
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In medieval England candied rose petals were a delicacy. Why not maple leaves? My horse loves them!

Lea Flaherty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

be careful which kinds he eats: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/varieties-maple-poisonous-63160.html

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AngelAngel
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

look cool but u sure u can eat leaves??

CharlotteNiteman
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lettuce is leaves. So is spinach. So is kale. So is basil. And lots of other spices and foods.

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