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Bought these from the Korean market yesterday.

Sesame Leaves

Sesame Leaves

Store clerk said the leaves can either be cooked or eaten raw. Tried one when I got home … umm no. Kind of sandpapery in texture, taste a little strong for my liking.

A search on the web, the leaves can be “preserved” or “pickled” (Korean style). Did a variation. Soaked the leaves in a salt and sugar “brine” for a couple of hours.

Brined Sesame Leaves

Brined Sesame Leaves

According to the recipe, the leaves are supposed to be spiced and used as a wrap for rice and meat. Didn’t spice this batch, just brined and rinsed them.

Patted dry and put them in my scrambled egg sandwich.

Sesame Leaves and Scrambled Egg Sandwich

Sesame Leaves and Scrambled Egg Sandwich

The brining softened the texture and taste considerably. Still not a favorite (shiso leaves are still much better in taste and texture), but a good try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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