Pembrokeshire laverbread cakes

Pembrokeshire laverbread cakes


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About this recipe: These laverbread cakes are a fine way to eat this traditional Welsh wild food as a starter. Laver is a seaweed collected for consumption along the Welsh coastline. Welsh laverbread or "bara lawr" has nothing to do with bread and has the consistency of a purée.


Serves: 4 

  • 450g prepared fresh laverbread
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 200g rolled oats
  • 50g toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the laverbread, lemon juice, oats and pine nuts (if using) then using your hands, form into cakes. Season well.
  2. Warm the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat then add the laverbread cakes and fry for 5 to 6 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from the pan and serve immediately.


If you are short on time, feel free to substitute the freshly prepared laverbread with tinned.

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