Recipe: Foraged Nettle Chips
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Recipe: Foraged Nettle Chips

Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke's recipe for foraged nettle crisps

Giving us a taste of what to expect from all new stately home behind-the-scenes series, Mapperton Live, for Country and Town House’s June IGTV miniseries Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke, forages nettles in the spectacular estate of Mapperton and shows us how to make nettle chips in the Aga. 

Julie Montagu

‘I’ve recently learned that nettles are even more nutritious than kale, and even better you can find them everywhere in the UK. When I went foraging with John Wright for Mapperton Live, I was taught how to pick nettles from the estate’s gardens without being stung and use them in delicious recipes. Hopefully, these nettle chips will be even better than the kale chips that we’re all used to.’

Nettle Chips Recipe


  • One bunch of nettle leaves
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Celery salt
  • 1/2 a lemon


  • Heat the oven to 130 C (fan)
  • Tear your nettle leaves off the stalk into a bowl
  • Drizzle over two tablespoons of olive oil over your nettle leaves, add a squeeze of lemon juice and a grind of celery salt
  • Mix everything together and lay out your nettle leaves on a metal baking sheet
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until crisp

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