French-fried Parsley

Preparation info

  • Serves

    eight

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

The Bitoun brothers—Jacques, Maurice, André, and Simon—ran a number of restaurants in the New Orleans area for many years, separately and together. Their best remembered dish was a complimentary appetizer: a simple basket of fried parsley. Maurice called it French popcorn. It’s much better than you can imagine, and it intrigues everyone who eats it.

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