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Crispy Chinese-style seaweed

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Crispy Chinese-style seaweed

Side Serves 6 15 min
The popular Chinese dish of crispy seaweed is actually really spring greens. Cooked this way they're salty and moreish. This goes well with a simple stir-fry and can be finished with toasted sesame seeds, Chinese five-spice powder, chilli or simply eaten as is.


  • 500ml vegetable oil
  • 1 big pile of summer greens, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • a splash of soy sauce


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    In a wok or heavy saucepan (or deep fat fryer, if you have one), heat the oil until sizzling.
  • Step 2

    Fry the greens in batches until shrivelled and crisp (this takes far longer than expected), then drain on kitchen paper. Toss with the salt, sugar and soy.