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Fried Radicchio Recipe - Radicchio Fritto


Though radicchio is undeniably a leafy green of the chicory family, it has the structure and character necessary to stand up to being fried, and if you don't know what it is the first time you encounter it you may not guess. But you will want more.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3/4 pound (300 g) radicchio
  • 1 cup (100 g) flour
  • 1 cup (250 ml) beer
  • 1 egg, separated
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt & Pepper to taste.


Cut the radicchio into thin wedges. Prepare a thin batter with the beer, flour, yolk, salt and pepper. Whip the white to soft peaks and fold it into the batter. Dredge the radicchio in the batter, fry it until crisp golden brown, drain it well on absorbent paper, and serve it hot.

The wine? A crisp dry white.

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