Fennel gratin

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Fennel gratin

A simple yet delicious way to prepare this nutritious and aromatic vegetable.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8


  • 4 large fennel bulbs
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 70 g/2 oz butter


  1. Wash and trim the fennel, reserving the dark green fronds. Cut the fennel into pieces the size of an egg (more or less…)
  2. Steam the fennel for a few minutes, until tender but not mushy.
  3. Arrange the fennel pieces in an ovenproof dish.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, the fennel seeds, breadcrumbs and parmesan.
  5. Decorate with the fennel fronds.
  6. Grill for 8-12 minutes, or until browned on top.

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