Many independent high street shops like traditional green grocers and fishmongers no longer exist. These were places where you can you could pick up fresh sea vegetables like samphire and laverbread are closing down in towns or have closed down due to economic downturn as people snub the High Street and flock to shopping malls stuck in some industrial estate, The places to get fresh laverbread these days in South Wales and South West are cities that have thriving indoor markets. Cities like Cardiff and Swansea (and perhaps large market towns like Abergavenny) where I have always been able to purchase fresh laverbread.
I made these little Welsh Laverbread Cakes, also known as patties this morning. The recipe is so simple. Stir the fresh laverbread with rolled porridge oats, if you find the mixture too soft, just add some more oats to it and shape into round little patties. Put in the fridge to firm up, when ready to eat. Shallow fray in a little oil or butter until crisp and a golden crust has appeared. Serve immediately.
I am sharing some of the Welsh Laverbread Cakes with Eat Your Greens challenge hosted this month by The VegHog - You still have a day to share your #EatYourGreens recipe with the VegHog; and Hijacked by Twins for CookBlog Share.
This fresh laverbread was also enjoyed unadulterated slathered on this piece of crisp toast.
Makes 4 - 5