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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.
Look for frisée with crisp, perky leaves.
Wash just before adding to a salad.
Can be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to five days.
Try rocket or chicory.