Frisee lettuce,

Frisée

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Frisée, or curly endive, is a variety of chicory plant. Discover how to buy the best, how to prepare and store it, and alternatives to frisée.

Frisée, also called curly endive, is a variety of chicory which is frequently used in mesclun (a mixture of baby greens). The attractive pale green leaves are narrow and curly with a frizzy appearance and a slightly bitter taste.

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Choose the best

Look for frisée with crisp, perky leaves.

Prepare it

Wash just before adding to a salad.

Store it

Can be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to five days.

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Alternatives

Try rocket or chicory.