Fennel gratin

Fennel gratin

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Bored with the same old side dishes? Fennel is the versatile ingredient with a slight aniseed flavour that goes gorgeously with fish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
320
protein
7g
carbs
4g
fat
31g
saturates
17g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
0.56g

Ingredients

  • 4 large fennel bulbs
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200ml double cream
  • 50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)

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Method

Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and put a pan of salted water on to boil. Trim the fennel tops, then cut into wedges. Boil for 5-6 mins, then drain well. Arrange in an ovenproof dish, season and sprinkle with nutmeg. Stir the garlic into the cream and pour over the fennel. Top with the Parmesan, then bake for 20 mins until golden.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2007

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catie74's picture

Kids loved this served with roasted cod

hughol's picture
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Made this tonight with oven baked lemon cod and sugar snap peas. Substituted the cream for half-fat creme fraiche as that was what was in the fridge but I think cream would have worked better as it separated a bit. I also fried off some bacon lardons and mushrooms and added these. Delicious taste but the texture was not quite right. Will definitely make this again but with cream.

baharek's picture
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Thank you for the recipe, delicious!

ingridbraad's picture
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Simple and delicious!

mazarin's picture
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This is lovely - I've eaten it twice now on its own for lunch, without changing the recipe. It's rich and creamy, but not too rich. If you don't like the taste of aniseed (I don't), you shouldn't be put off, because the flavour is transformed by cooking.

princessdaisy's picture
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Used half fat creme fresh, excellent results, served it with Roast Rib of Beef and Yorkshire Puddings. Yummy

pamelaquinn62's picture
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This is a lovely recipe but i thought 4 fennel bulbs was too much so i used 1 fennel bulb and added broccoli and used creme fraiche to make it healthier and a few walnuts,yummy :-)

philippag's picture
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A delicious recipe. Easy to prepare. Perfect for lunch with bread or as a side dish.

homemadesoup's picture
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HUbbie and I had never tried the vegeetable before. Very nice rich dish.. Am not real aniseed lover, but flavour is nicely muted in the baking.

stelaholder's picture
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Excellent dish. Had to halve it as only had two fennel bulbs. Really yummy. Will definitely make it again. And again....

knottsdj's picture

made it on a whim for a dinner party wow was it good five star for me

feglet98's picture

This was delicious, added olives and only had creme fraiche instead of double cream but this was scrummy.

anneli's picture
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short of fennel, one bulb, added savoy cabbage and sprinkled walnuts over - delicious.

steve1209124's picture
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This was a real hit with my two veggies, I did change it around a bit......... I left out the Garlic... I added mushrooms as I only had one Fennel bulb, I added gruyere to the dish itself as I did not have any parmesan, then grated 4 slices of bread with a lump of cheddar with it and used that as a crumble type topping.. went down a real storm!

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