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Peppered Pears, Blue Cheese and Fried Sage leaves Recipe

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This recipe for Peppered Pears, Blue Cheese and Fried Sage leaves, by , is from The FitzPatrick Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pauline FitzPatrick
Added: Friday, July 18, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 firm-ripe pears
1 T coarse freshly ground black pepper
2 T unsalted butter
1 T lemon juice
About 1/2 C blue cheese, crumbled
Flash fried Sage leaves

Directions:
Directions:
Halve pears lengthwise and core.

Cut pears lengthwise into 1/4" thick slices and sprinkle pepper on both sides.

In a large, non-stick skillet heat 1 T butter over moderately high heat until foam subsides and saute about half of pear slices on both sides until golden brown, about 3 minutes total.

With a spatula transfer pears to a plate and drizzle with half of lemon juice. Saute and drizzle remaining pear slices in the same manner.

Divide pears among 4 plates. Sprinkle pears with blue cheese and serve with fried Sage leaves

FRIED SAGE LEAVES
In a small pan, place 1/2" of vegetable oil
1/2 C loosely packed fresh Sage leaves
Coarse salt to taste

In a saucepan heat 1/2" oil until hot but not smoking.

Working quickly, fry Sage leaves, 5 at a time, in and out, about 2 seconds, transferring to paper towels to drain. Immediately sprinkle Sage leaves with coarse salt.
Makes about a 1/2 C

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 mins

 

 

 

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