One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Welsh dish of laver which is boiled, dipped in oatmeal, and fried.
- ‘Mix the laver bread and the oatmeal together and shape into little rissole like cakes about 2 inches across and 3/4 inch thick.’
- ‘I was assured that laver bread was a nineteenth-century Welsh invention, intended to provide a cheap source of nutrition for the women and children working down the mines.’
- ‘The laver has to be prepared as for Laver Bread, and is then heated and whisked with orange juice, butter and mutton (or lamb) stock or cream.’
- ‘Mop up the juices with savoury laver bread to complete this traditional Welsh dish.’
Early 18th century: laver from laver.
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