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Fennel Au Gratin

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Ingredients
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated (Other Hand Cheese)
  Breadcrumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Rosti potatoes with shallots broccoli puree 1 (For Serving)
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2 Heat a little water in the lower compartment of a steamer.
3 Wash the fennel well.
4 Cut lengthwise into wide, thick slices.

MAKING
5 Place the fennel in the steamer and steam for 10 minutes or until tender but firm.
6 In a wide, fairly shallow fireproof casserole dish, melt 3 tbsp butter.
7 Add the fennel slices and fry lightly along with a clove of garlic and a sprig of thyme.
8 Season with a little salt and freshly ground pepper.
9 Cook until brown lightly on both sides.
10 Sprinkle with the grated cheese and a thin covering of breadcrumbs.
11 Dot with pieces of butter over the surface.
12 Place in the oven for 5 minutes, until the cheese melts.

SERVING
13 Serve hot.
14 Rosti Potatoes with Shallots Broccoli Puree can be a great side dish along with Fennel Au Gratin.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Fennel
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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