World Hearth Recipe Collection
catBrowse by Category     alphaBrowse Alphabetically     booksBooks     linksLinks     faqFAQ

Belgian   -   Gratin Of Belgian Endives   adapted from Everybody Eats Well In Belgium

  • 6 Medium Belgian Endive -- cored
  • 1 Lemon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Gruyere Cheese -- grated
  • Pepper -- to taste
  • 1 Pinch Nutmeg
  • 8 Slices Boiled Ham
Directions Put endives in saucepan with just enough water to cover. Add lemon juice and salt. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain but reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. Add milk gradually stirring with a wire whisk, then add reserved cooking liquid. Cook, whisking to avoid getting any lumps. Let it simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese except a 1/4 cup. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Butter a glass baking dish Wrap each endive in a piece of ham. Pour sauce over endives and top with remaining cheese. Preheat the broiler. Bake 15 minutes and then finish the dish for 5 minutes under the to brown the cheese. Serve.
Serves 4
Time to Make 0:00

Printer version   1 Votes - Yum: 5, Easiness: 2, Speed: 3, Overall: 3.33333 Rate this recipe

Disclaimer: Most of the recipes on this site have been changed from the original. We encourage you to purchase the originals, since they often include better directions and you'll be benefitting the author of the recipe.

Search the whole site:

Recipes © by their authors.
Site courtesy of