Once described as "Welshman's caviar" by Richard Burton, Laverbread is a Welsh delicacy which is essentially a seaweed paste rolled in oatmeal and fried. Alyn Williams uses laverbread to fill homemade ravioli in this sophisticated laverbread recipe.
Laverbread - Laver is an edible seaweed, boiled down to a puree, coated in oatmeal and fried like patties. Considered a Welsh national dish, it can also be eaten simply boiled and served, traditionally, with bacon and cockles.
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Laver is a fine seaweed collected for consumption along the Welsh coastline. Welsh laverbread or "bara lawr" has nothing to do with bread and is rather like a purée and is most commonly enjoyed with shellfish or on hot buttered toast.