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Golden chicory in prosciutto wraps

Golden chicory in prosciutto wraps

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 1
Try Barney's simplified version of the traditional French version - you could use normal sliced honey roast ham if you prefer

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories584
  • fat48g
  • saturates26g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt6.67g
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Ingredients

  • 2 heads of chicory, not too large

    Chicory

    chik-or-ee

    Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for…

  • 25g butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 4 slices prosciutto or Serrano ham

    Prosciutto

    proh-shoo-toe

    Prosciutto is sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is the…

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 75ml vegetable stock, or white wine if you have some open
  • 2 thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 4 slices, about 50g/2oz good melting cheese (cheddar or gruyère is great)
  • 50ml whipping cream, optional

    Cream

    cree-m

    Fresh unpasteurised milk quickly separates and the fat rises to the top. This fat layer is then…

  • sautéed potatoes and green salad, to serve

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Cut a cross from the base halfway to the tip of each head of chicory. Stuff the butter into the slits, then lay the slices of prosciutto or ham in pairs on the work surface, overlapping them slightly. Paint the ham with the mustard and lay the chicory on top. Roll each chicory head away from you, wrapping it snugly in the ham.

  2. Lay the wrapped chicory in a small ovenproof dish or pan, pour over the stock or wine and top with the thyme sprigs. Cover the dish with a loose tent of foil and bake for 30-40 minutes until the chicory is softened.

  3. Uncover the dish, lay the cheese slices over the chicory and bake, still uncovered, for a further 6-8 minutes, until the cheese is melting and golden. The chicory is now ready to serve. For an extra touch, remove the chicory, place the pan on a medium heat and boil the juices with the cream for 4-5 minutes until rich and syrupy. Pour the sauce over the chicory. Serve with sautéed potatoes and salad.

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Comments (3)

lindarademaker's picture
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It's really important you make sure your chicory heads aren't too large as it takes a long time for them to cook. Might be an idea to remove the bitter base of the heads. Apart from that they were really easy and very tasty.

lindarademaker's picture
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It's really important you make sure your chicory heads aren't too large as it takes a long time for them to cook. Might be an idea to remove the bitter base of the heads. Apart from that they were really easy and very tasty.

Annie4A's picture
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this was a fantastic starter , just addedd creme fraiche to the cooking pan as i covered the chicory with cheese and popped it back into the oven . the result was a thick, creamy ,rich sauce that was remeniscent of french country Bistros . served it with french bread - sublime

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