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Endives


Endives
A very classic recipe, but which can easily fail due to two main errors: too much water in bottom of dish because endives give off a lot, and endives that are too bitter so that children hate it.

Here is a method which avoids these two problems.
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Last modified on: February 14th 2012

For 8 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
48 min.41 min.1 hour 29 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe



Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Chop 1 shallot finely.

In a frying pan on medium heat, pour 3 tablespoons olive oil and cook shallot 30 seconds, salt and pepper.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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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.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Lay out half a slice of ham, about the size of an endive...

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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... and roll endive up in it.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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Do this for all the 8 endives (head of chicory), and arrange them in a dish.

Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Pour in bechamel sauce according to taste, and grate some cheese on top.

Stage 8 - 25 min.
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Put in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Stage 9
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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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made

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This recipe uses (among others)
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Italian style gratin, Montlebon toast, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, Moussaka, Ham "friand" pie, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Salmon and Spinach Gratin, Layered Leek and Egg Gratin , Spinach Mornay, Moussaka, Breton Pie, ... All
Endives (head of chicory)Endives (head of chicory): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Endive and cheese salad with croutons, Thin endive tart, Individual creamy endive gratins, Endive and walnut salad, Endive gratin with cancoillotte, ... All
HamHam: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Croque-monsieur complet, Quick flaky pizza, Ham pasta bake, Involtinis, Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, ... All

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