Fried Radicchio

Frittura di Radicchio

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Leaves from The Walnut Tree: Cooking of a Lifetime

Leaves from The Walnut Tree

By Ann Taruschio and Franco Taruschio

Published 1993

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  • 1 large head radicchio
  • flour
  • 2 beaten eggs, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • dry breadcrumbs
  • lemon


    Remove the outer leaves from the radicchio. Wash and thoroughly dry the radicchio and cut it into four. Dust the quarters with flour, separating the leaves as you do so. Now dip them into the beaten eggs, keeping the leaves as separate as possible. Then dust lightly with breadcrumbs. Deep fry the radicchio quarters and then drain them on absorbent kitchen paper to remove any surplus oil. Season with salt and serve at once with a wedge of lemon. The finished result should look like a flower.