Fried Amaranth Leaves

Okay, so this sounds a bit weird!   Fried Leaves?   But really, this is one of the most requested dish my family has asked for each summer.   This is a great way to get your family to eat greens.   And you can substitute any sturdy green for amaranth.

15-20 medium to large amaranth leaves

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 egg

salt and pepper to taste

dash or two cayenne pepper

coconut oil for frying

Heat skillet with a tablespoon coconut oil. Rinse amaranth leaves.   Set aside.  In flat bowl, whisk egg until lemony yellow.  In another flat bowl, mix cornmeal, and spices.   Dip each leaf in egg wash, then cornmeal.  Place in hot skillet.  Fry till golden brown.   Drain on paper towel and enjoy immediately!