Endives

Step by step recipe:

  1. 30 min.Endives  : Photo of step #1
  2. 1 min.Endives  : Photo of step #2
    Chop 1 shallot finely.

    In a frying pan on medium heat, pour 3 tablespoons olive oil and cook shallot 30 seconds, salt and pepper.
  3. 15 min.Endives  : Photo of step #3
    Put thoroughly drained and dried endives in the frying pan, sprinkle with juice of ½ lemon, and cook on each side until lightly browned.

    Remove from heat.
  4. 1 min.Endives  : Photo of step #4
    Lay out half a slice of ham, about the size of an endive...
  5. 2 min.Endives  : Photo of step #5
    ... and roll endive up in it.
  6. 10 min.Endives  : Photo of step #6
    Do this for all the 8 endives (head of chicory), and arrange them in a dish.

    Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).
  7. 5 min.Endives  : Photo of step #7
    Pour in bechamel sauce according to taste, and grate some cheese on top.
  8. 25 min.Endives  : Photo of step #8
    Put in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  9. Endives  : Photo of step #9
    Don't hesitate to finish briefly under the grill to brown the top well.

Remarks:

Don't put too much cheese on top, otherwise the dish will be too fatty.

You can use any kind of ham you wish, personally I prefer smoked.

Source:

Home made

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