Fat Hen

Fat Hen cooked

I’ve been farming fat hen (Chenopodium album) for a few weeks and thought I should actually try eating the plant. Whilst having a brew in the allotment hut, i reached out for River Cottage’s Hedgerow book. It said to lightly sauté fat hen with butter and thats exactly what we did. Fat Hen really does taste like a nicer version of spinach, our next fat hen endeavour will be pakoras (or chickweed pakoras as mentioned here http://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/pdf/chickweed-pakoras/).

Its a relative of quinoa and also know as lamb’s quarters, melde, goosefoot or pigweed.

me and hugh
Meeting Hugh at River Cottage



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Hilda says:

    Nice to see someone else enjoying this wonderful vegetable. I have so much of it in my garden, I use it in pretty much any recipe where you could use spinach. Much more nutritious and easier to grow!

  2. I thoroughly recommend those chickweed pakoras – a favourite here!

  3. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. C Ward says:

    Glad you liked the post, i hope to get more fathen next year and to try more recipes.

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