Chicory can be quite a bitter tasting vegetable, but this recipe perfectly balanced that bitterness by adding the cream and just a little sugar.
Roasted Chicory Gratin – 123 calories
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Calories per serving: 123
Chicory, Fresh, Raw – 2 Heads/300g
Butter, Salted – 1 Thin Spread/7g
Golden Caster Sugar – 1 Tsp/5g
Cider Vinegar – 1 Tbsp/15ml
Breadcrumbs, Natural, Paxo – 20g
Cheese, Parmesan (finely grated) – 2 Tbsps/20g
Creme Fraiche – 40g
Sour Cream – 40g
Fry the chicory cut-side down in a large (lidded) pan with a little butter until they start to brown.
Sprinkle in the sugar, shake the pan and keep cooking as the sugar and butter start to caramelize the chicory.
Add the cider vinegar and turn the chicory over. Cook for 3 or 4 minutes then add a splash of water, put a lid on and cook gently for 10 minutes, or until the chicory is tender.
Spoon into a gratin dish or leave in the pan. Mix together the soured cream and creme fraiche. Drizzle over the chicory, mix breadcrumbs and finely grated Parmesan and sprinkle over chicory. Lightly brown under a hot grill until the top is bubbling and golden. Rest for 5 minutes.
Nutrition Data Per Serving
Calories (kcal) 122.7
Protein (g) 3.4
Carbohydrate (g) 7.7
Fat (g) 8.7
Fruit & Veg 1.0
Fibre (g) 0.8