Fried Chives


1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt plus extra for garnish
Pinch of white pepper
Zest of 1 lime, grated finely and dried
2 egg whites
1 cup olive oil
About a handful of fresh chives, cut 3 inches long


Heat olive oil in a medium fry pan on medium high heat.Mix the flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, white pepper and lime zest in a medium mixing bowl until combined very well. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl. Dip the fresh herbs, one sprig at a time, in the egg white and then the flour making sure the egg white and the flour get all over the herbs. Drop the sprigs into the hot oil. Cook the herbs flipping them often until golden brown. Place on paper towels to catch oil and sprinkle with salt. Serve alongside sweet potato fries or over mashed potatoes.