Fennel – you either love or hate this vegetable. It has a very distinct flavour and in my opinion, a great accompaniment to fish….
Fennel Gratin – 251 calories
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Calories per serving: 251.3
Fennel, Bulb – 2½ Medium Bulbs/750g
Cheese, Parmesan – 15g
Breadcrumbs, Panko – 30g
Cream, Single, Fresh – 1 Sm Pot/142150ml
Mature Cheddar Cheese – 40g
Salted Butter – 20g
Cornflour – 2 Tbsps/30g
Semi-Skimmed Milk – 60ml
Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
Trim the fennel tops, then cut into thin slices. Grate the two cheeses and combine with the breadcrumbs in a bowl.
Place into a microwave steamer and cook on full power for 4 – 5 minutes until softened.
Arrange in an even layer in an ovenproof dish, season with salt and pepper.
Put the cornflour into a small pan and mix to a paste with the milk. Add the butter. Heat over a low heat (stirring constantly) until a thick sauce is achieved.
Once the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat and slowly add the cream, stirring as you do this.
Pour the creamy sauce over the sliced fennel, stir the mixture to ensure all the fennel is covered.
Sprinkle the breadcrumb / cheese mixture evenly over the dish and place in the pre-heated oven for around 20 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.
Ideal as an accompaniment to fish.
Nutrition Data Per Serving
Calories (kcal) 251.3
Protein (g) 8.6
Sugars (g) 5.1
Fat (g) 16.7
Fruit & Veg 2.5
Carbohydrate (g) 16.9
Fibre (g) 4.5