fri·​sée | \frē-ˈzā \
variants: or less commonly frisé

Definition of frisée 

: curly endive leaves that have finely dissected edges and are used in salads : curly endive

called also frisée lettuce

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This recipe combines the fun of the endearingly kitschy and the elegance of an easy French classic: eggs in a hole and a lardon-frisee salad. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "Eggs in a hole, French edition," 12 June 2018 Toss the frisee or chicory with the dressing in a mixing bowl until evenly coated, then divide the salad among individual plates. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "Eggs in a hole, French edition," 12 June 2018 The chef then takes the breast back to the kitchen to slice and arrange onto individual serving plates next to a garnish of cherries, turnips and frisee. Michael Bauer,, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 The gorgeous asparagus salad, with frisee, rhubarb and a maltaise vinaigrette is crowned with a 64-degree sous vide egg. Phil Vettel,, "Review: Will Wentworth's cooking at Mordecai earn him another Michelin star?," 8 June 2018 The first course will feature burrata cheese on a bed of golden frisee topped with opal basil, teardrop tomatoes, taggiasca olives, garlic flowers, roasted butternut squash, and purple sweet potatoes drizzled in extra virgin olive oil and balsamic. Jessica Fecteau,, "Everything the Stars Will Be Eating at This Year's Golden Globes," 5 Jan. 2018 To assemble the salad, arrange frisee or salad greens on a serving dish. Susan Russo,, "Fresh takes on eggplant," 2 Oct. 2017 Curly frisee, creamy endive, unruly escarole and tender radicchio can be braised mellow. Leah Eskin,, "Chicory salad brings a bright spot to winter tables," 19 Dec. 2017 Toss: In a large salad bowl, toss together escarole, frisee, radicchio and chives. 3. Leah Eskin,, "Chicory salad brings a bright spot to winter tables," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of frisée

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frisée

French, short for chicorée frisée curly chicory

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