• TO DRINK: Brunia Sauvignon Blanc 2009, a cool-climate wine with lovely minerality, fruit and acidity, which will give the rocket a marvellous edge.

    Deep-fried wild rocket

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • BATTER
    • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    • 300ml iced soda water
    • 120g (1 cup) cake flour
    • oil, for deep-frying
    • 300g wild rocket
    • Maldon salt, to serve



    For the batter, combine the egg, soda water and flour and mix to form a smooth-running batter.


    Heat the oil until very hot. Dip small batches of rocket into the batter, then carefully deep-fry for a minute and drain on paper towel. Repeat until all the rocket is used.


    Serve the rocket sprinkled with the salt.