- damon Sep 8, 2001 08:45 PM
I've become a big fan of an odd vegetable i found at the farmers' market. Everyone there calls it Sourleaf. It is a green leafy vegetable that grows on long woody reddish stalks. The leaf has three lobes. I saute it quickly, as I do spinach, though the vendors say to boil it.
The cooked leaf has a sweet and sour taste. The closest thing I can compare it to is a beet top in the spring or maybe a grapeleaf.
Does anyone know anything more about it?
Damon, Could it have been sorrel? I know it's sour, but can't remember what it looks like. There was a "weed" I used to eat in Florida when I was a kid that had a reddish sort of striated stalk; the stalk was good and sour to chew on. But I can't remember if it had leaves. How's this for a useless post?! pat