Fried Herbs

Aug 15, 2021 | Appetizers, Food

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Ever heard of Fried Herbs?  I literally had no idea what I was going to make for dinner last night.  It was a toss up between chicken or pasta and then an idea struck me…how about making pasta sauce and throwing in my fresh oregano, rosemary, and parsley I have growing in my herb garden!  I’ve done this before by just chopping everything up and throwing them directly in but wanted to put a spin on my recipe.  I could either fry up some herbs and throw them in the breading for my chicken or throw them in my sauce to enhance my pasta dish.  I have never heard of fried herbs before and was curious as to how they would taste in the sauce.  Would they remain crunchy or soften up once they hit the liquid and that’s exactly what they did.  Not only did they soften, they were extremely fragrant and flavorful.  With a little bit of Gourmet Garden garlic paste, garlic salt, pepper, Filippo Berrio Extra Virgin olive oil, and Italian Style parmesan cheese blend, I created something new!  
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Other uses for these Fried Herbs:

Combined with breading to fry up your favorite fried foods

Mix into olive oil as a dipping sauce for bread or crackers

Mix into a spinach artichoke dip with a size of garlic toast

Combined with eggs for scrambled eggs or an omelet

Used in marinades for meats

Mixed in butter for garlic bread

Mix up with salad dressings

Combined with other herbs and fried up

Used as one of the toppings on homemade pizza (see my recipes below)

Throw in hot pepper flakes, toss in your favorite meat, or shrimp to cook and pour over pasta (you might want to double the recipe if you do this)

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This is a simple recipe that can be made to spice up any dish.  It’s fun, easy, and fast plus it is a fun way to incorporate organic food into your daily lives.  I loved growing my herb garden and can’t wait to expand it next year.  One thing I’ve learned is that I need to buy bigger pots!!!  Just an FYI if you are interested in expanding your garden!

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I decided to add parmesan cheese to these herbs which created an extra salty and crunchy texture.  The cheese mixed with the browned garlic paste added some light color to these herbs which became darker green as they cooked.


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If you are looking for more recipes, check out my previous blog posts.  I mentioned using these herbs in your pizza topping and one of these recipes would be perfect to try!  Combine one of these with the Fried Herbs for a delicious combo!

Prosciutto Pizza

Keto Hamburger Pizza

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Fried Herbs

Rosemary, Parsley, Oregano, fried in Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese, and Garlic
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Garlic paste, oregano, parsley, rosemary, olive oil, parmesan cheese
Author: Two Adorable Labs


  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, slightly chopped
  • 1/2 cup oregano, slightly chopped


  • Toss herbs into olive oil and cook over low/medium heat
  • Add garlic paste and stir
  • Add parmesan cheese as the herbs start to get crispy
  • When the garlic and parmesan get crispy and the herbs turn a dark green and turn crispy, take off heat and use in your sauce or dish you are creating
  • Salt and pepper to taste


I used garlic salt and black pepper but you can also use season salt and white pepper

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  1. Carla D Evans

    Love all the ideas you gave to use fried herbs for! Sounds like a great idea to kick up the flavor in some of my favorite dishes????

    • Bobbi

      Thank you! And honestly, this recipe is great all year around. If you don’t want to grow your own herbs, you can always buy them at the grocery store. They come fresh in the packets and so easy to use.


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