Fried Chicory

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

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In this recipe the chicory can be boiled in advance and left to cool. Flour the heads and fry them to a crisp golden brown when ready to serve. The flavour is unusually good and they go well with pork chops, lamb cutlets and roast beef


  • 4–6 heads chicory
  • seasoned flour
  • 50 g/2 oz


Remove any outer damaged leaves of chicory and trim the base from each head. Add the chicory to a pan of boiling salted water and simmer until barely tender – about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.

When ready to serve, roll the heads of chicory lightly in seasoned flour to coat all over. Melt the butter in a frying pan. When hot add the chicory and fry gently for about 5 minutes, turning to