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Offline dylandylan

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Neapolitan Margherita - how many basil leaves?
« on: March 29, 2014, 01:13:58 PM »
Over time I've found myself instinctively reducing the number of basil leaves I put on a Margherita.  This led me to wonder how many would be considered "best"?   Best is obviously subjective, hence this poll...


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Re: Neapolitan Margherita - how many basil leaves?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 02:23:52 PM »
Depends somewhat on the size of the leaves, no?

Average, I'd say 4-5 on my pies.
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Re: Neapolitan Margherita - how many basil leaves?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 02:39:23 PM »
True, I find myself throwing on a number of small leaves to do the job of a single larger leaf, which works to a point.  I don't think I've ever used too few leaves yet, but I've often thought I've used too many.

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Re: Neapolitan Margherita - how many basil leaves?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2014, 06:05:08 PM »
My avatar says it all. I think of the basil as a design element thus 3 symmetrical, not just thrown on. That's the architect in me I guess.
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Re: Neapolitan Margherita - how many basil leaves?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 06:49:31 PM »
I like at least one per piece. I cut my pies in 8 pieces. Reminds me, I gotta go buy some basil plants.
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