Nettles Straight Up

by Mollie Doyle

You’ll need a bunch of freshly picked nettles. Note that nettles don’t break down as much as spinach when steamed. Using tongs, place the nettles in a large pot. Add about 1 inch of cold water. Bring to a boil and steam until the leaves have wilted. About one minute. Serve. Add lemon, salt and or olive oil to taste. Note that once steamed, nettle and their valuable juices can be frozen for later use.