Teisennau Bara Lawr (Laverbread Cakes)

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Recipe by Tea Girl

Most people associate eating seaweed with Asian cuisine, but this is a traditional Welsh breakfast food that has similar relatives in Ireland and the British west coast. Laver is a type of seaweed that also used in making Japanese Nori, which is just shredded and dried laver. For this recipe, you can use fresh laver (this is best if you can get it, but it is more time consuming) or prepared laver that comes usually in a can or a jar. You can usually find it health food store because it is high in iron and iodine. If you do find fresh laver, wash it throughly, boil it for 6-8 hours until soft, and puree it in a mixer.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb laverbread, prepared
  • 4 ounces oatmeal, fine
  • 6 pieces back bacon (British style bacon)


  1. Mix the laverbread and oatmeal together and form the mixture into small round, flatish cakes, about the size of a flatten meatball.
  2. Fry the bacon in a pan and keep warm.
  3. Fry the laverbread in the bacon fat until crisp and well browned on both sides, about 15-20 minutes in total.
  4. Serve with toast and egg or cockles for a traditional Welsh breakfast.

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