Admit it: Have you ever made a dish just for the garnish?
I am the person who orders Caesar salad just for the croutons. Spaghetti just for the meatballs. Sundaes just for the hot fudge.
I have seen lots and lots of fried parsley out there – so I wondered . . . can you fry cilantro? I couldn’t WAIT to try.
Turns out, you can! You cook it just the same way that you cook parsley – it takes just a minute to get crisp, but just like parsley, it holds its own with the hot oil and makes a pretty garnish for the top of a bowl of soup.
I put a blended chick pea soup underneath the garnish and it is YUM. Yes, both the soup and the garnish!
— posted by Donna